Installation view of “SOME TIME” with (left to right): Bikini, 1992, wood and aluminum, 165 x 1200 x 350 cm.; Like You Know, 2002, glazed ceramic, 80 x 135 x 114 cm.; and Body of Thought #2, 1984, mixed media, 248 x 300 x 258 cm.

Fluidity and Fixedness: A Conversation with Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon deliberates over a conversation as though it could become a physical object pinned together by ideas, treating words almost like buildings blocks for a sculpture. He explains everything as part of a process and sees materials and language as the elemental skin and bones of his sculptures, allowing them to make contact with the rest of the world.”SOME TIME,” his recent exhibition at the Middelheim Museum, allowed him to consider how that contact alters when a work is installed outside, demonstrating the risk and potential rewards involved in negotiating the enormous intimacy of nature. …see the entire article in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.