Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

Rachel Whiteread is one of my favorite artists, and I wish I could see her new exhibit at Tate Britain (on view until Jan. 16). This exhibit focuses on her drawings and prints, which explore many of the same themes found in her larger sculptures: texture, void and presence, traces people leave behind. I first saw her sculptures in person when I was living in London many years ago, and I find her work just as intriguing today. This video offers a glimpse of her studio and the personal objects that inspire her work.