ART and Exhibitions
Bell, Lucy, Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Burton's beasts of burden and beauty
ANDREW BURTON, Juggernaut and other sculptures. The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry. Until March 19.
THE Herbert Art Gallery gives a room over to the work of Andrew Burton - but you feel this sculptor's ideas could outgrow any space.
Some of the sculptures are hard to see, down on the floor - tiny elephants adrift in boats next to huge pieces of work. But maybe that's part of Burton's fascination with scale and perspective.
There are strange creatures here - a camel carrying a building, a pig with towers on its back - but what strikes you first is the juggernaut. This huge tyre, from an earthmover, is made of clay - an amazing technical achievement.
Burton works in clay and bronze and the sculptures on showb are from 1990 to the present day. Born in Kent in 1961, Burton studied sculpture at Newcastle-upon-Tyne university. He has also studied at the Euro ceramics work centre in the Netherlands.
He says many of his ideas come from living and working abroad, including India where animals are set to work and are true beasts of burden, as well as being revered.
COVENTRY Artists' Co-operative stages an exhibition today and tomorrow (28 and 29) at Artspace Studios, 16 Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry. …