Leon Underwood’s Atalanta lent to new exhibition

Leon Underwood (1890-1975), Atalanta ©Estate of Leon Underwood

Leon Underwood (1890-1975), Atalanta ©Estate of Leon Underwood

The Ingram Collection is delighted to announce the loan of Atalanta by Leon Underwood to Sculpture in the Home, an exhibition taking place at Pangolin London from 9th April – 17th May.

Sculpture in the Home at Pangolin London celebrates the innovative series of touring exhibitions of the same name curated by the Arts Council of England in the 1940s and ‘50s. Revisiting the original concept and aims of these pioneering shows, the gallery space at Pangolin London is transformed into a series of domestic settings, incorporating post-war era furnishings and sculpture in this celebration of British art and design.

Featuring the work of many prominent artists of the day, the original Sculpture in the Home exhibitions were the first of their kind to introduce a post-war audience to the concept of displaying sculpture within a domestic setting. Comprised of four successive exhibitions which then toured the country between 1946 – 1959, the Arts Council’s aim was to widen public access to and ownership of sculpture as well as reforming post-war notions of the domestic interior through the integration of art and design.

Challenging dominant contemporary views on the display of art, Sculpture in the Home will once again give people the opportunity to view sculpture within the ‘intimate setting of furniture and textiles, rather than in the more conventional atmosphere of the ordinary gallery exhibition.’

The works in the exhibition reflect this notion of intimacy. As with the original Sculpture in the Home exhibitions, there are a small number of abstract works, but the predominant theme is that of the figure with particular reference to family, relationships and the home.