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Douglas Bentham: Five Sculptures. National Exhibition Centre, 1991

By removing the sculptures from their conventional relation to our common environment, Bentham has freed them to be themselves in a new and important way. We respond to them with equal freedom. Whatever meaning they have comes from the intensity with which they elicit and sustain this response. If one is open to the experience, the response evoked by Bentham’s new work is strong and deep. 

Terry Fenton

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