Animal, Vegetable, Mineral curated by Jo Melvin is a major survey of Barry Flanagan’s early work, some of which have not been shown in thirty years. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of Flanagan’s first solo show held at the Rowan Gallery, London in 1966, which was reviewed by Gene Baro under the title ‘Animal, Vegetable and Mineral’ giving this current exhibition it’s name.
The exhibition explores Flanagan’s unconventional use of material in full context along-side metal and stonework, film, examples of his concrete poetry, working drawings, logbooks and photographs from the Flanagan archive. Highlighting Flanagan’s central role in early British Conceptual Art, the exhibition also emphasizes his groundbreaking approach to sculpture and its resonance to contemporary art practice today. The exhibition runs until the 14th of May, more information can be found here and on the artworks included here.