Richard Deacon "On The Other Side"

Client: Heydar Aliyev Center
Location: Baku / Azerbaijan
Year: 2015

Deacon’s title for the present exhibition, On The Other Side, conveys a sense that it is situated elsewhere, that it is proposing an alternative, that it is somehow not the norm. On one side – on the other side: Deacon is not pursuing an existing notion of form; on the contrary, he is willing to engage with a paradoxical situation. His self-imposed task consists in selecting materials, processes and methods that are needed to create something, without knowing what the result will be. By consistently adhering to the logic of his task Deacon arrives at sculptures unlike anything made by anyone else. This exhibition includes works in wood, metal and ceramics – some monumental, others delicately small, some are organic pieces and others are careful constructions.