Wednesday, 5:54pm
9 February 2011

Phil Sayer and Robert Marsden

the picture department
Visual culture

‘Manhattan in Moscow’ and ‘Contradictions’ at the Marsden Woo

Phil Sayer’s photographs of Soviet architecture (below) go on show alongside the uncomprimisingly minimalist metal sculptures of Robert Marsden tonight at the Marsden Woo Gallery in London.

The architectural forms of Marsden’s machined miniatures can easily be imagined at a much larger scale, and when seen side-by-side enter into a compelling relationship with Sayer's photography. Sayer’s images, Originally commisioned by Eye Art Director Simon Esterson for Domus magazine in 2001 (see spreads, below), demonstrate his mastery of the black-and-white form.

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See ‘Manhattan in Moscow’ and ‘Contradictions’ at the Marsden Woo Gallery from 10 February–19 March (private view 9 February 2011).

Marsden Woo Gallery
17-18 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DN
+44 (0) 20 7336 6396

Eye, the international review of graphic design, is published quarterly for professional designers and students. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single copies. For a taste of Eye 78, which includes Phil Sayer’s portrait of David Gentleman, see Eye before you buy on Issuu, or the contents.