Saturday, 31 October 2009

Virtual Gallery, Room 2

This room features works by the Sculptor, Rachel Whiteread.

Whiteread is best known for various large scale works, such as the Tate Modern turbine hall installation "Embankment" and "House" - pictured below. Her works seek to show the world in a different light - often through taking the cast of a space rather than an object and then exhibiting that out of context.

Pictured are, from top to bottom:
  • Untitled (Novels)
  • Untitled (Pair) - which are made from casts taken from Mortuary slabs,
  • Untitled (Domestic) - which is the cast of a stairwell
  • Untitled Monument
  • House - the cast of an entire house

More information on the artist can be found here and here.

Visit Room 1 of my Virtual Gallery


Stephen Chapman said...

Thanks for sharing - I like the inside out house but didn't know who had made it.

Tate Modern is a great place to visit - a true London landmark.

As for the formatting, blogger can sometimes have a mind of its own.

Anonymous said...

I love Rachel Whiteread's work. My favorite has always been the 'house'. But the Mortuary Slabs work is also thought evoking, they look a bit like turnstiles to enter the London Underground railway!