James Capper: Divisions
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
5 January – 14 April 2013
James Capper’s extraordinary sculptures can walk, swim and climb mountains. This exhibition, which showcases Capper’s on-going interest in industrial machines and the aesthetics of mechanical power, includes his Earth Marking, Offshore and Material Handling series, which both reference the monumental scale of 1970s Land Art as well as the innovation of early engineering, such as Robert Gilmour Le Tourneau’s World War II ‘earthmoving machinery’.
The exhibition features three of Capper’s earth marking sculptures in the open air; Tread Toe (2010), Midi Marker (2012) and Exstenda Claw (2012), alongside drawings and three documentary films. The artist will also work from a public studio at YSP’s Longside, researching and developing the next evolution of his sculptures.