During our visit to Tate Britain a few weeks ago there was an exhibition of works by Alison Wilding, the Lancashire born artist, in Duveen galleries – two long galleries with high barrel-vaulted ceilings, designed specifically for the display of sculpture. It’s a very airy space and I felt that they really enhanced the works on display.
We particularly liked this piece – Largo (2002)
It’s a simple work – a circular slab of cast cement, like a slice from the bottomof a sphere, with silk and paper roses scattered on the top.
Being displayed in a large, high space it could be viewed from different perspectives. Although the cement base has a circumference of almost 80 inches (just over 2 metres), it looked tiny, almost lost in the vast space, when viewed from a distance.
But there was plenty of detail to see when viewed up close.