• Antony Gormley

    Whitechapel Gallery

    With Open Door, 1975, Antony Gormley felt that for the first time in his sculpture “the conceit and the process were united.” The work consists of a four-panel, turn-of-the-century pine door that has been sliced meticulously into vertical strips. Each slice has been flipped over and nailed to battens, and the result then hangs free in the air. Gormley is aiming to re-create or redefine objects by sculptural means and his work usually begins with such “conceits,” neat devices or clever metaphors involving simultaneous perception of two images. Sometimes the effect is gentle, as when he slices a

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