From Dulwich Gallery to the Yorkshire Sculpture Parkby Emma Crichton-Miller / April 14, 2018 / Leave a comment
Published in May 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine
Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 26th May to 28th April 2019
In the planning for many years, this is a significant tribute to a major Italian artist too little known in Britain. And there could be nowhere better than the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with its specimen trees and rolling hills. Penone, born in 1947 in Piedmont, describes trees as “not a subject but much more, they are the substance itself of my work.” Whether his medium is bronze, clay, marble, photography, large drawings constructed from acacia thorns or entire trunks, trees have been his central preoccupation. Through them he explores the connection between the body, memory, time and our environment.