signed with an initial and dated ‘M 66’ (lower right)
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Study for Sculpture I, 1966
with Pangolin Gallery, London
London, Pangolin London & Kings Place Gallery, Sculptors’ Drawings & Works On Paper, 31 August – 12 October 2012 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p. 155);
Bristol, Royal West of England Academy, Drawing On, 21 March – 7 June 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, Bodies! The Ingram Collection, 21 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
Meadows was a part of a group of young British sculptors that emerged immediately after the Second World War. The work of these artists was directly influenced by the anxieties and fears that developed in the post war years. Herbert Read’s review lead to the coining of the group’s name, ‘Geometry of Fear’, after their work was exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 1952. Meadows was a key member of this group alongside artists such as Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull. The art that developed from this group was characteristically very dark in theme. The spikey, contorted figures emphasise the artists experiences and responses to the war.