Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Anya Gallaccio. This will be Gallaccio’s second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
Anya Gallaccio’s sculptures and installations combine organic elements such as apples, flowers, trees, and chocolate with more traditional sculptural materials. In this exhibition, Gallaccio includes a new series of doors with flowers pressed behind glass, a potato plant plated in gold, rosehip branches cast in bronze, and a series of nets spun of glistening gold thread. Over the course of the exhibition, the flowers blacken and decay, contrasting with the gold and bronze sculptures and highlighting the opposition between the instability of the natural materials and the permanence of the cast objects.
Anya Gallaccio was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003 and recently had solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain and at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England. Her work is featured in numerous public and private collections such as the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and South Gallery, London. Gallaccio studied at Kingston Polytechnic and at Goldsmith's College, University of London. She lives and works in London.