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Anthony Key | Walcot Chapel

Solo show at Walcot Chapel. 2002
Date: 24 September, 2002 until 19 October, 2002
Curator: Eddie Chambers
Organiser: EWB Project

Major new installation by Anthony Key, commissioned by Eddie Chambers/Edward Wilmot Blyden Project. “This new exhibition by Key takes place within the almost astonishing architectural gem which is Walcot Chapel, in the centre of Bath. Built in the mid 19th century, Walcot Chapel is now a deconsecrated building, stripped of its furniture but maintaining a wonderful and intimate whitewashed space that provides an ideal environment for Key to create this installation. This is an ambitious work, involving the making of large numbers of ‘bricks’. The work in question, a Buddha made (like Great Wall before it) from bricks cast from tin foil containers, mirrors and animates a range of concerns and reference points. Not least amongst these reference points is the architectural grandeur and pretensions of ‘the Georgian City’ itself.”

From the introduction to the catalogue accompanying the exhibition. Catalogue features essay Intimate Immensities by Diana Yeh and essay Inglorious Food by Susan Pui San Lok, plus footnotes for both essays. Full page colour reproductions throughout.

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Born, 1949 in South Africa

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Bath Spa, United Kingdom