From July to October, four of the Henry Moore Institute's galleries will be dedicated to the work of Gego (1912-94), an artist who faithfully explored the possibilities of the line as an object.
Gego. Line as Object investigates the artist's engagement with the problems of form and space, using light, shadow, scale and gravity in a constant process of discovery.
This first UK solo presentation of Gego underlines her visionary approach to sculpture, a terminology that she refused to use for her own work.
Gego was interested in the limitless possibilities of growth of the line. The Gego Foundation in Caracas, where research for this exhibition was conducted, holds the artist's book collection that includes an annotated copy of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's On Growth and Form (1917), a book that has lodged itself within the consciousness of twentieth-century sculpture and that is the subject of our concurrent Gallery 4 exhibition.
Gego: Line as Object will be on display at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, from July 24 to October 19.