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Douglas Bentham: Sculpture. Dunlop Art Gallery, 1985.

Throughout his art, Bentham has tested ideas about sculpture, both his own and those received ideas which are contemporaneous. The series of works in this exhibition reappraises the history of sculpture in the first half of this century as it has come to be understood. As well, it involves a reassessment of the tenets of formalism. Working within the sculptural possibilities of his own time, and drawing on the experience of his past work, Bentham has produced a singular and intriguing series. The works represent perceptions of “the condition of sculpture.” More importantly, they are, in themselves, engaging and moving works of art.

Victoria Baster

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