National Gallery Michael Landy: Saints Alive
Michael Landy: Saints Alive

23rd May - 24th Nov 2013

The saints are more often associated with traditional sacred art than with contemporary work, but Michael Landy, 2013 Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist in residence at the National Gallery, has been inspired to re-visit the subject for this exhibition.
The large-scale sculptures will consist of fragments of National Gallery paintings cast in three dimensions and assembled with one of Landy’s artistic hallmarks – refuse. 
Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets accumulating old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures. And it doesn’t stop there; he extends his interest in recycling to bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st century audience.