The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition surveying Richard Tuttle. via Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know or The Weave of Textile Language.
14 October – 14 December 2014 Galleries 1, 8, & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9)
.Renowned North American master Richard Tuttle (b.1941) fuses sculpture, painting and poetry. This five decade survey focuses on his use of textiles as test site. Colours mutate as they seep through cloth; canvas becomes geometric abstraction. Even sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. Tuttle also choreographs us – we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction’s ascent into space. Ranging from the three inch piece of rope that shocked New York’s critics in the 1970s – to his enthralling book-works – this show immerses us in Tuttle’s playful universe of form. Presented in conjunction with a major installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and accompanied by a comprehensive publication.