Eva Rothschild at Modern Art

Artist: Eva Rothschild

Exhibition title: Iceberg Hits

Venue: Modern Art, London, UK

Date: March 22 – May 5, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Modern Art, London

Modern Art are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Eva Rothschild. This will be Rothschild’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Eva Rothschild’s work has developed out of the legacy of the modernist sculptural tradition, in particular the formal languages of such artists as Barbara Hepworth and Eva Hesse, both of whom, in their own ways, were committed to studying sculpture’s capacity to create bodily encounters in space. Similarly, for Rothschild, scale, mass, volume and materiality are central components of her sculptural lexicon, but so are humour, illusion and ritual. Rothschild’s work – which is made out of materials such as jesmonite, Perspex, steel, leather and beads – is concerned with how certain qualities of corporeality might be invested with spiritual meaning, and the precise point at which narratives might arise out of formal arrangements.

Rothschild is internationally recognised for her translations of these questions into both intimately scaled work as well as large sculptural interventions, both for indoor and outdoor public space. Her exhibition at Modern Art emphasises the breadth of her practice, encompassing work of varying scales and production techniques that respond to the space of the gallery, while also honing in on the specificity of her distinctive visual vocabulary. The exhibition also includes the artist’s first tapestry commissioned by West Dean College of Arts & Conservation in West Sussex, England.

Eva Rothschild was born in Dublin in 1971, and she lives and works in London. Rothschild has undertaken large-scale commissions for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries (2009) and Public Art Fund, New York (2011). Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK (2016-17); The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland (2014); Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA (2012), Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2011); South London Gallery, London (2007) and the Kunstalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2004). Rothschild’s solo show Hot Touch in 2011 was the inaugural show at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield. The artist’s work is included in several institutional collections including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA; Carnegie Museum Collection, Pittsburgh, PA, USA and the Tate Collection, London. In 2014, Rothschild was named a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy in London.

Eva Rothschild’s work will be the subject of a forthcoming exhibition at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 22 September – 25 November 2018. This will be her first solo presentation in Australia.

Eva Rothschild, Cosmos, 2018, spray painted aluminium, 350 x 370 x 340 cm, 137 3/4 x 145 5/8 x 133 7/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Cosmos, 2018, spray painted aluminium, 350 x 370 x 340 cm, 137 3/4 x 145 5/8 x 133 7/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, wood, card, foam, wadding, fabric, wax, steel, 471 x 42 x 42 cm, 185 3/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 ins

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, wood, card, foam, wadding, fabric, wax, steel, 471 x 42 x 42 cm, 185 3/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 ins

Eva Rothschild, Border, 2018, painted concrete, wood, foam, polystyrene, 172 x 242 x 32 cm, 67 3/4 x 95 1/4 x 12 5/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Border, 2018, painted concrete, wood, foam, polystyrene, 172 x 242 x 32 cm, 67 3/4 x 95 1/4 x 12 5/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, Yr Crystal Brain, 2018, fibreglass, concrete, polyurethane, fabric, jesmonite, paint, 286 x 30 x 30 cm, 112 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 ins

Eva Rothschild, Yr Crystal Brain, 2018, fibreglass, concrete, polyurethane, fabric, jesmonite, paint, 286 x 30 x 30 cm, 112 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 ins

Eva Rothschild, Tooth and Claw, 2018, aluminium, polyurethane, fabric, glass beads, jesmonite, fibreglass, paint, Plexiglass, MDF, 252.5 x 38 x 50 cm, 99 3/8 x 15 x 19 3/4 ins

Eva Rothschild, Hangouts, 2018, Plexiglass, painted ribar, jesmonite, fabric, paint, MDF, steel, 294 x 240 x 180 cm, 115 3/4 x 94 1/2 x 70 7/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, The Way In, 2018, dyed oak plinth, leather, aluminium, fabric, tape, painted steel, 273 x 30.5 x 29 cm, 107 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 11 3/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, The Way In, 2018, dyed oak plinth, leather, aluminium, fabric, tape, painted steel, 273 x 30.5 x 29 cm, 107 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 11 3/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, Iceberg Hits, 2018, exhibition view, Modern Art, London

Eva Rothschild, The Leanover, 2018, painted steel, rubber, wood, 313 x 160 x 93 cm, 123 1/4 x 63 x 36 5/8 ins

Eva Rothschild, The Fallowfield, 2018, tapestry weaving, 180 x 320 cm, 70 7/8 x 126 ins

Eva Rothschild, The Fallowfield, 2018, tapestry weaving, 180 x 320 cm, 70 7/8 x 126 ins

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