Grounds, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Free with general entry
Across the 2015 summer season, artist James Capper with be coming to CASS for a series of talks and demonstrations regarding his new comission GREENHORN.
GREENHORN is the first work in a new series of James Capper’s Material Handling division, so called because of the way in which the machinery interacts with the environment. When activated, this hydraulic machine collects fallen trees from the surrounding woodland and re-positions them in precise formations on the ground. Partially inspired by the 1970's Land artists'. Who used earth-moving equipment to create sculpture deriving from the landscape. GREENHORN effectively builds an ‘installation’ out of the natural elements in its surrounding environment.
October 23rd 2015 James Capper in conversation with Curatorial Director, Claire Shea & demonstration of GREENHORN
James Capper was born in 1987 in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Art, London. In 2009 he won the Royal Academy’s Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture and was short-listed for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize. He has exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong (2014); V&A, London. Capper has also just been nominated for the Times Breakthrough Award 2015.