ONE of Denmark’s most distinguished sculptors is going to be exhibiting his work at Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury.

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen: A Dark Story in White is running at the gallery from October 28 until November 29.

Sorensen exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale in 1958 and throughout his artistic career has focused on humanity in all its “frailty, ferocity and beauty”.

He has been making sculptures since the age of eight when, left to his own devices by his mother, a freedom and resistance fighter, he modelled dynamite he discovered hidden in his family’s apartment.

Sorensen’s works are defined by a dynamic and compelling style of modelling denoting the anguish and turbulence of the Second World War - but also of today.

Prior to the exhibitions arrival at the Tisbury gallery it will be exhibited at Messums London.

While Sorensen works in materials including bronze and marble, this exhibition – his first in the UK since exhibiting at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1993 – will focus on his white clay works.

And from October 23 until November 29 James Dodd’s exhibition The Work of Human Hand is on display at Messums Wiltshire. New work includes one of the largest paintings he has ever undertaken, a Falmouth pilot cutter and at over seven metres wide it is a striking abstract artwork of deep blue tones.

James was a shipwright’s apprentice before studying painting at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.

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