Michael Kenny: Sculpture & Drawings

Serpentine Gallery 12 Mar — 11 Apr 1977 Free

This was an exhibition of Michael Kenny’s recent sculptures and drawings, from 1975 to 1977.

Kenny (1941-1999) first studied in his home city of Liverpool before moving to London to continue his studies at the Slade. Following a successful international career, he was appointed a Royal Academician in 1986, and in 1997, two years before his death, he had a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Several of the sculptures in this Serpentine exhibition derived from his earliest pre-occupation, the human figure. In the works displayed, Kenny took particular inspiration from the female figure, lying or sitting, occupying, and informing an intimate space.

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