Robert Therrien, SNGMA

Date
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Opening Hours

Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location

75 Belford Road
Edinburgh
EH4 3DR
United Kingdom

About

The American artist Robert Therrien came to prominence in the early 1980s for making objects with simple, recognizable shapes such as pitchers, coffins and doors, all explored through a variety of materials including copper, wood and bronze. The artist began playing with scale in the 1990s, and this has remained a key means by which he defamiliarises everyday objects, endowing them with a fresh and astonishing power. His appropriation of domestic items for the purposes of artistic composition recalls the classical still-life, but his use of proportion, material and space connects his work to architecture.

This presentation featured the signature installation No Title (Table and Four Chairs).

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