New Gormleys at Harewood House

Work in progress on Antony Gormley's new exhibition at Harewood House.
Work in progress on Antony Gormley's new exhibition at Harewood House.

TWO new pieces of work by the internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley have been unveiled at Harewood House.

Harewood is one of the nation’s premiere venues for contemporary arts with the pieces on show in The Terrace Gallery until October 30.

The Terrace Gallery was the first designated contemporary art space to be created in the setting of an English country house, and Harewood has hosted ground-breaking exhibitions in this space ever since.

Gormley’s work ranges from major public works, one-man shows to public participation pieces and you’ll see his works as far and wide as St Petersburg, Mexico, Beijing and Australia.

The Angel of the North is one of his most well-known works.

Antony Gormley’s Two States will follow Harewood’s recent exhibition Finding Adam: Epstein and Harewood, and will be a nod to the relationship between the two artists’ work as Epstein was a key early influence on the development of Gormley’s art.

Gormley said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to show two works at Harewood House, which has long been associated with Adam, Epstein’s powerful evocation of masculine yearning carved from a massive block of English alabaster.

“My material is iron. Smelted and cast, it also engages with the block but uses the language of architecture to interpret the male human body as an unstable space made up of individual cells fused and propped together.

“The room in which the works will be shown is supported by four stone columns that make you aware of the load path of the building..”

A short film will accompany the exhibition at Harewood, documenting the making of the works including an exclusive interview with Antony Gormley.

l Two States will run until October 30. Entry is free to Harewood members and is included with all day tickets.

l Visit www.harewood.org for more details.