Gallery exhibition
Dead Leg
Richard Deacon in association with Matthew Perry
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Dead Leg work in progress and installation images
Installation photography, Some More For The Road #1-14
Installation photography, Some More For The Road #1-14
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Dead Leg, 2007<br>
oak and stainless steel<br>
8 x 28 x 9 feet (2.4 x 8.5 x 2.7 m)
Some More For The Road #1, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (4.2 x 9 x 4.3 cm)
Some More For The Road #2, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        2 x 3 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (5.1 x 8.1 x 4.2 cm)
Some More For The Road #3, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        2 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (4.9 x 8 x 5.5 cm)
Some More For The Road #4, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 in. (4.2 x 8 x 5.2 cm)<br>
        Private collection
Some More For The Road #5, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 3  5/8 x 2 in. (4.6 x 9.3 x 5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Some More For The Road #6, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (4.3 x 7.1 x 4.3 cm)
Some More For The Road #7, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        2 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 in. (6.7 x 8 x 7.5 cm)<br>
        Private collection
Some More For The Road #8, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm)
Some More For The Road #9, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 in. (4.5 x 9.7 x 5.1 cm)<br>
Private collection
Some More For The Road #10, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 in. (4.5 x 8.1 x 5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Some More For The Road #11, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        2 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (6 x 9 x 4.1 cm)<br>
        Private collection
Some More For The Road #12, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (4.4 x 8.6 x 4.6 cm)<br>
        Private collection
Some More For The Road #13, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 3/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. (4.5 x 7.7 x 4.5 cm)
Some More For The Road #14, 2007<br>
        pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall brackets<br>
        1 1/2 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (4 x 5 x 4.5 cm)
1 Dec 2007 - 12 Jan 2008

artist profile

press release

L.A. Louver is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the British sculptor Richard Deacon, in association with Matthew Perry.

The exhibition will premiere a monumental sculpture entitled Dead Leg, 2007. Made of twisted strips of oak and stainless steel, Dead Leg stands 8 feet high, spans 28 by 9 feet, and will dominate the first floor gallery. The fluidity and grace that the artist brings to the work is achieved through technically challenging torsions within a marriage of two materials. The seemingly opposing natures of the materials - organic versus man-made - is defied, and their respective rigidity and strength united and re-formed into an abstract, graceful and dynamic structure. The sculpture will reorder the gallery environment by its presence as a complex three-dimensional drawing in space. The exhibition will also include a series of recent small-scale acrylic and plaster wall forms, which will be installed in the south gallery.



Traveled

Richard Deacon: Dead Leg
9 September - 18 December 2011
University of New Mexico Art Museum
Albuquerque, NM
 
Richard Deacon: Dead Leg

26 January - 1 June 2008
Portland Art Museum

Richard Deacon: Dead Leg
Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL
29 April - 18 July 2009
 

Selected articles

Miles, Christopher. "Richard Deacon's Wooden Flirtation. Two heads and a dead leg at L.A. Louver."
LA Weekly, 16 December 2007.
full article, PDF

Ollman, Leah. "Flow of wood evokes motion." Los Angeles Times, 14 December 2007.
articles.latimes.com

Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Richard Deacon in association with Matthew Perry ." Art Review, March 2008.
full article, PDF
  

Videos

Sara Cochran, LACMA Assistant Curator of Modern Art,
interviews Richard Deacon and Matthew Perry



Time lapse of the assembly of Dead Leg


L.A. Louver is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the British sculptor Richard Deacon, in association with Matthew Perry.

The exhibition will premiere a monumental sculpture entitled Dead Leg, 2007. Made of twisted strips of oak and stainless steel, Dead Leg stands 8 feet high, spans 28 by 9 feet, and will dominate the first floor gallery. The fluidity and grace that the artist brings to the work is achieved through technically challenging torsions within a marriage of two materials. The seemingly opposing natures of the materials - organic versus man-made - is defied, and their respective rigidity and strength united and re-formed into an abstract, graceful and dynamic structure. The sculpture will reorder the gallery environment by its presence as a complex three-dimensional drawing in space. The exhibition will also include a series of recent small-scale acrylic and plaster wall forms, which will be installed in the south gallery.


Video




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