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Exhibition: Artist Boss - Ian Dawson

Published: 2 November 2016
A detail from Ian's work

WSA's Ian Dawson will be one of five artists participating in the Artist Boss exhibition at the New Art Centre, Salisbury in November.

Developed around the work of Anthony Caro who died in 2013, the exhibition is described: 'From the early stages of his career Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) employed young artists as studio assistants in his Camden studio. This exhibition, and the recently published book of interviews of the same title, highlights the role of the artist's assistant in the story of twentieth century British sculpture. It asks questions about originality, authenticity, and authorship. Fundamentally it underlines the crucial importance of relationships and a sense of community within a creative workplace.'

'This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see how artists unified by the forefather of British sculpture explore the language of sculpture today. Four assistants from five successive decades of employment are represented here with recent works, alongside pieces by Caro that were made during their respective eras in the studio.'

The exhibition is on from 19th November 2016 to the 29th January 2017, and you can find out more here

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