ALL IN DUE COURSE, South London Gallery, Poster, 2014. Image courtesy Lawrence Weiner.

ALL IN DUE COURSE, South London Gallery, Poster, 2014. Image courtesy Lawrence Weiner.

ALL IN DUE COURSE, South London Gallery, Poster, 2014. Image courtesy Lawrence Weiner.

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner, Cat.#939, 2007. Installation view at the South London Gallery, Nothing is Forever, 2010. Image courtesy LAWRENCE WEINER and Yvon Lambert, Paris. Photo: Andy Stagg.

Lawrence Weiner


26 Sep - 23 Nov 2014, Main Gallery, First Floor Galleries, Fox Garden & Off-site Commision, Free


Having exhibited at the South London Gallery in the group shows Independence in 2003 and Nothing is Forever in 2010, acclaimed American artist and reluctant pioneer of conceptual art Lawrence Weiner returns to the gallery with a solo exhibition. ALL IN DUE COURSE presents a series of recent sculptures spanning interior and exterior spaces across the SLG and off-site on the façade of the former Peckham Road Fire Station. 

Though recognised as one of the central figures pioneering conceptual art in the 1960s, he identifies himself not as a conceptualist but as a sculptor whose medium is “language + the materials referred to”. Since the 1970s Weiner has been best known for his striking wall ‘sculptures’. Mainly using paint or vinyl, Weiner’s works carve walls with thought, presenting provocative texts that are open to interpretation by the viewer.

For this exhibition Weiner has made a group of inter-related works that will be seen across the main and first floor galleries, and continue outdoors, running along the expansive Victorian brick wall of the SLG’s Fox Garden. Visitors to the exhibition can venture further; beyond the gallery to an off-site work on the facade of the semi-derelict former Peckham Road Fire Station, located diagonally opposite the SLG. 

Born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York, Weiner lives and works in New York and Amsterdam. Internationally regarded, Weiner has an expansive following that reaches across several generations. Weiner has presented a number of projects and exhibitions across the UK since the early 1970s: at ICA, London; Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax; Art Transpennine, Hull; Inverleith House in Edinburgh; several engagements with Bury Art Gallery, including their Text Festivals; a solo show at the National Maritime Museum, London; and occasional shows in commercial galleries, the most recent at Lisson Gallery in 2013. Weiner’s work is also represented in the Tate collection, including as part of ARTIST ROOMS.

The exhibition is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Vicky Hughes and John Smith, Lisson Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery.

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