March 25- July 25, 2017
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San Diego Museum of Art
This show is the renowned contemporary sculptor’s first major museum survey in the United States. The exhibition includes roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Richard Deacons oeuvre. A self-proclaimed fabricator, Deacon uses everyday materials such as laminated wood, linoleum and limestone. His abstract forms, which challenge viewers expectations in terms of the limitations of materials and their unusual combinations, have placed him at the forefront of British sculpture since the 1980s. The show’s title What You See Is What You Get is a tongue-in-cheek nod to Deacons style while the title of his work can appear literal, they are often meant to invoke a range of metaphors, and mythological and literary allusions. The featured works range in scale and materials, from truly monumental works such as Distance No Object, an 8-½ ft.-by-20 ft. curved cylindrical tube constructed from ten circular segments of steel, to more colorful, intimate pieces like the Some More for the Road series.