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Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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In this blog series, we’ll be taking a closer look at each of the artists included in our current display, Ivorypress at Kettle’s Yard.

This special display presents works by five artists placed in dialogue with the artworks, objects and spaces of the Kettle’s Yard House. The project is part of a multi-institutional exhibition taking place across Europe and the United States in 2021–22, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ivorypress.

Upstairs in the Attic, you can find a group of works by the artist Eduardo Chillida.

Chillida (1924-2002) was born in San Sebastián in the Basque country, Northern Spain. Originally a student of architecture, he is best known for his monumental public sculptures, but his artistic practice also encompassed small-scale sculpture, plaster work, drawing, engraving and collage. Throughout his career, Chillida drew on his Spanish heritage combined with a fascination for organic form, as well as influences from European philosophy, poetry and history. Both his three-dimensional and two-dimensional works display a ‘dialogue between the full and empty’, and a fascination with the spaces between forms.

The works shown at Kettle’s Yard are a selection from Reflections (2002), the first artist’s book made by Ivorypress. Featuring 11 facsimiles of drawings and collages, Reflections takes a retrospective stance on the artist’s visual repertoire and conceptual grounding, with each work chosen by Chillida to represent a different point in his career from 1950 to 2000.

The six works are displayed in the Attic, a space usually reserved for works on paper by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, creating a dialogue between the two artists. Like Chillida, Gaudier-Brzeska was primarily known as a sculptor, but also produced an astonishing quantity of sketches and drawings during his short career. In both artists’ work, we can see a close relationship between sculpture and drawing, as well as an intuitive understanding of the material qualities of paper and ink.