Richard Wilson took the familiar and made it spectacular, in a dramatic three-part installation that bored holes into well-loved icons of British motoring.
Known for his playful, large-scale architectural interventions, Wilson isn't afraid to challenge our perception of space and the world around us. He thinks nothing of cutting a ship in half, rotating the front of a whole building, digging deep into a gallery floor to find the water table, or filling a room with oil.
In his installation, Wilson bored holes into a London taxi, crushed a burger van and spun a caravan on its axis. Richard Wilson is fascinated by spectacle, not the contemporary spectacle of media culture, but the Victorian idea of grand entertainment and public display.
Wilson's exhibition was the second of a new series of Curve commissions by contemporary artists to create new works on a scale that is seldom available, responding to this large and unconventional gallery.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation.