Helaine Blumenfeld: LOOKING UP
Where: Canary Wharf
When: Until 31 May 2021
#FLODown: Canary Wharf Group is presenting the largest solo exhibition to date of the work of Helaine Blumenfeld OBE. LOOKING UP: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf will feature Blumenfeld’s lyrical and dynamic sculptures dating back to the 1970s, which will be on view in outdoor locations across the Canary Wharf Estate. Attendees will have the opportunity to look at her development as an artist over the last forty-six years and view items that have been newly commissioned by the Canary Wharf Group.
LOOKING UP focuses on Blumenfeld’s signature materials – Carrara marble, terracotta, cedar wood and bronze. It also features Blumenfeld’s new, monumental three-part sculpture Taking Risks (2019). Carved from Carrara marble, the work highlights the sculptural vocabulary Blumenfeld has refined throughout her career, testing the limits of the materials in which she works. Taking Risks explores the versatility, fluidity and translucency of marble, one of the most valued materials used by sculptors throughout the millennia.
The exhibition follows the 2016 addition of the heroic five-metre bronze sculpture Fortuna to Canary Wharf Group’s permanent art collection on show at the Jubilee Park.
Location: Canary Wharf, E14 5AB
Nearest station: Canary Wharf station