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Eric Bainbridge Forward Thinking 1976 – 2008


29 August 2008 - 16 November 2008
Eric Bainbridge, Forward Thinking 1976 - 2008, installed at mima 2008.

Celebrated for his large-scale sculptures of everyday objects covered in man-made fur, Eric Bainbridge has spent the past three decades investigating a variety of materials and concerns.

This major solo exhibition combines selected pieces from the 1970s to the present and a unique collection of works on paper. Together they allow a closer look at an artist who has continued to play an influential role in contemporary sculpture.

Drawing has always been at the centre of Eric Bainbridge’s artistic practice. A selection of forty framed works presented in project space 1, provide the viewer with an insight into the early stages of some of his signature sculptures while at the same time revealing some of their psychological underpinnings.

A graduate from the Royal College of Art in 1981, Eric Bainbridge has exhibited extensively on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is currently Professor of Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.


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