EXHIBITION: Maquettes by Laurence Edwards – a collection of the unique, the series and the editioned

Starts: 13th September 2019
Ends: 4th October 2019

28 Cork Street


In addition to the main show, ‘A Gathering of Uncertainties’ there is on display a new maquette series fresh from Laurence Edwards’ foundry. These pieces are a menagerie of unique studies and individual pieces, some created in preparation for larger scale works and some playful maquettes, unique examinations of the human figure. These sculptures work as individual characters while also gaining group personalities when together set beside one another. They have the power of talismanic objects and have become such things as with ‘Grinning Head’ which is one of twenty, six of which were given by Laurence to the nomadic herding tribe he stayed with in Siberia as a thank you gift.

Sketches in bronze, these pieces are solidified moments of Edwards’ thinking and making process. As a consequence of their freshness these pieces are only viewable in the gallery and are not in the exhibition catalogue. For that reason we would like to invite you into the gallery to view this singular series cast from one off moulds. If you are interested to see these pieces you are welcome to call the gallery in advance or come in at your leisure and we look forward to discussing with you these stand-alone unique pieces.