Marlow Moss, 'Balanced Forms in Gunmetal on Cornish Granite' 1956–7

Marlow Moss
Balanced Forms in Gunmetal on Cornish Granite 1956-7
Metal and stone
object: 220 x 330 x 285 mm
Presented by Miss Erica Brausen 1969

Marlow Moss 1889–1958, UK

This display will present a group of important works by Marlow Moss, now regarded of as one of Britain’s most important Constructivist artists.The paintings, reliefs and sculptures, drawn from collections in the UK and Europe, are primarily concerned with an interrogation of movement, space and light.

Prior to the First World War, Moss produced highly abstract painted compositions similar to the work of Mondrian, with whom she is often associated and who she was close to for much of her life. Later, her practice developed toward the production of all-white reliefs and sculptural works.

Moss lived and worked between Paris and Cornwall for much of her life, changing her name and permanently adopting a masculine appearance in 1919. Moss finally settled in Lamorna Cove in 1939.

The exhibition will be supported by letters and photographs drawn from the Tate Archive.