‘Jubilee’ exhibition at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford
until Friday 22 July
Gallery Pangolin is celebrating its 25th birthday in style with this exhibition of silver sculpture…
Tucked away in the village of Chalford, Gallery Pangolin opened its doors 25 years ago on what was once a Victorian industrial site at the heart of the Golden Valley. The initial inspiration for the gallery was the need for a showcase for the world class sculpture cast at Pangolin Editions.
It was only later that the founders discovered that they were reviving the 19th century tradition of an association between art foundry and gallery.
Over the past 25 years, the gallery has expanded enormously and now embraces a wide range of activities including major one-man shows, publications and collaborations with other galleries and museums. Gallery Pangolin also co-ordinates public commissions and acts as an agent for many of its artists. It is one of the few galleries to specialise in sculpture and related drawings, and has established a reputation for works of quality and excellence by both Modern and contemporary artists.
Julibee includes over 40 works, 17 of which have been specially commissioned for the exhibition, including pieces by Daniel Chadwick, Jon Buck, Steve Dilworth, Abigail Fallis, Damien Hirst and Eilis O’Connell.
Many of the exhibitors have been with the gallery since its earliest days. Their comments include this one from Jon Buck: “Gallery Pangolin is really unique; no other gallery has such a close affinity and comprehension of the sculptor’s making process. My own relationship with them has been a long and fruitful one and they have been indefatigable in supporting and promoting the ways in which my work has developed over the last 25 years.”
Nick Bibby adds: “I exhibited the first two bronzes of my sculpting career with Gallery Pangolin 24 years ago. I am happy to say I have shown work with them ever since. They champion art and artists. I love them! They are, quite simply, what a good gallery should be. Here’s to another 25 years!”
Gallery Pangolin is open Monday to Friday, from 10am–6pm, and on Saturday from 10am–1pm.
Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, near Stroud: 01453 889765 / GL6 8NT / gallery-pangolin.com