This May, British artist Sir Antony Gormley is debuting his “Construct” exhibition at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery.

The artist whom famously cast his own body parts over the past 40 years in steel, fiberglass and iron, has exhibited his naked form across numerous grand scenarios. Only last year, Gormley’s “naked man” was positioned at the top of Hong Kong’s Central district skyscrapers, startling the crowds below as it appeared as a suicidal incident.

As Gormley’s fifth exhibition, Construct will showcase never seen before sculptures and drawings, whilst offering an insight into urban density and our digital lives.  (The Guradian, 2016) The Manhattan gallery which is spread across two floors, will open with a life-size work from the series of ‘bodycases’ (dating back to 1985) called Bridge.

Sir Anthony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Anthony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Jason Wyche

Sir Antony Gormley | Construct Exhibition | Photography by Interview Magazine

Commenting on the rationale behind the exhilarating exhibition, Gormley comments;

“Firsthand experience is becoming a luxury. This whole show is a meditation on the human future as an indistinguishable from our built habitat.” (The Guardian, 2016)

 The “Construct” exhibition will run in the Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan until June 18th.

References

SCMP (2015) Antony Gormley’s Naked Man sculpture fenced off in Hong Kong Central district after complaint it is an ‘obstruction’ [Online] Available at http://Http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/1883014/its-obstruction-hong-kong-resident-complains-about [Accessed 13/5/16]

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/antony-gormley-constructs#_

The Guardian (2016) Sculptor Antony Gormley: ‘the selfie is charming’ but it’s a modern paradox [Online] Available at http://Http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/09/antony-gormley-sculpture-new-york-exhibit-construct [Accessed 13/5/16]

Wallpaper (2016) Body building: Antony Gormley’s early works get a showing in New York

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/art/antony-gormleys-early-works-get-a-showing-in-nyc#SDTJRbrtHUQ3XQgy.99 [Online] Available at http://Http://www.wallpaper.com/art/antony-gormleys-early-works-get-a-showing-in-nyc [Accessed 13/5/16]