Yes, two of Carol Peace’s early and relatively small works sit in a prime position at the home. How time flies! These were probably bought a decade ago and it was fascinating to see how her work has developed at her recent show at the Woolff Gallery in Fitzrovia, London. More animated, more energetic and much larger – her sculptures have become more dynamic, especially when well-lit to allow shadows to fall on the wall, while she has also moved into highly accomplished paintings and charcoal drawings - a contrast to the relatively refined and polished sculptures for which she is known, but interestingly drawing is essential to her sculpture.
“It’s all about trying to see, drawing enables that.” (Carol Peace)