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Sculpture at the Museum: Dan Crooks

Sculpture at the Museum: Dan Crooks
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Until 2 Jul 2017

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Leeds Museums and Galleries offers artists,  young people’s groups and community groups based in Yorkshire the chance to exhibit their artwork in the Window Frame, two prominent spaces by the main entrance of Leeds City Museum.

Until July, local artist Dan Crooks displays two of his sculptures.

Dan Crooks graduated in 2015 with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Crooks is from Sheffield UK, and has lived in Leeds, London and Huddersfield. He currently lives in South Yorkshire.

Dan is displaying 2 pieces;

STANDING 1

The colour red is meant to be luscious, reminiscent of lip stick or blood. The tear shape is a drop, a drop of fluidity in order to illustrate a state of change and non permanence.

The self-standing structure, its pedestal, is also minimal - towards an adaptation of the plinth. The wheels and base play a part to emphasise a state of flux of a heavy/large physical sculpture. To suggest movement of a frozen pose where the postion and pose of the work is temporary and may change.

I believe "Performative Sculpture" is something rather interesting that holds alot of potential. This has been on my mind as a concern to approach my work. Sculpture is no longer expected to remain static on a plinth. I want to move forward from this convention.

RECLINING 1

The colour and material are rather contemporary, something quite interesting and opposing to traditional bronze sculptures. 

Here's Dan's description of his work:

'I wanted to create a very minimal and abstract figurative sculpture - reducing the figurative form to a bare linear representation. My main inspiration was Henry Moore and how Moore approached the figure, in particular his nude studies and sculptures.

'I wanted to modernise the traditional bronze by challenging the form and approach the viewer would normally take to engage with large bronze sculpture.

'The self-standing structure, its pedestal, is also minimal - towards an adaptation of the plinth. The wheels and base play a part to emphasise a state of flux of a heavy physical sculpture. To suggest movement of a frozen pose where the position and pose of the work is temporary and may change. Sculpture is no longer expected to remain static on a plinth. I want to move forward from this convention.'

 http://dancrooks.wix.com/art

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