Summer Show 1 [1977]

Serpentine Gallery 16 Apr — 8 May 1977 Free

This was the first of four summer shows for 1977 selected from an open submission.

On the lawn was a selection of Peter W. Lewis’s wood sculptures, produced within the previous two years. Lewis wrote: “The works on show have been produced […] on two themes – one of the Forest Totem – a device which I feel has a renewed currency, and secondly the motivated interaction of organic structures.”

Inside, the floor of the first gallery was covered with Keith Brown’s sawdust installations. The three pieces displayed were from Brown’s series of about 30, completed over the previous 18 months. Elsewhere in the gallery, a 3D crime scene by John Clinch was on display, replete with chalk-outlined body.

The exhibition was curated by Derek Boshier, Patrick Caulfield, and Judy Marle.

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