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B. Wurtz, Untitled 2001, Image courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

BALTIC presents the first major solo exhibition in a public gallery of American sculptor B. Wurtz this month.

Wurtz is renowned for his painstakingly assembled sculptures and installations created from a range of quotidian, often throwaway materials. The sculptures speak to human necessity, often being framed around the concepts of food, shelter and clothing; his practice is guided by an ethical and aesthetic interrogation of the mundane, the discarded, and the by-products of human existence.

The BALTIC exhibition will feature 60 works from the 1970s to the present day, offering a retrospective of his artistic career to date. The sculptures question the inherent form and function of 3D objects, provoking the viewer to consider the individual objects used alongside the sculpture as an object in its own right.

B. Wurtz is above all enigmatic, and this ambitious exhibition is sure to inspire visitors to challenge their perceptions of the essential.

B. Wurtz’s exhibition is at BALTIC, Gateshead from Friday 20th November until Sunday 28th February.

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