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Economist Plaza Exhibition: Kevin Osmond – Disposable

Kevin Osmond, Disposable, 2002, white plastic cups, tubular steel, stainless steel fixings. Commission for the Contemporary Art Society at the Economist Plaza, London, 180 x 150 x 400cm, © the artist, courtesy SUMARRIA LUNN
Kevin Osmond, Disposable, 2002, white plastic cups, tubular steel, stainless steel fixings. Commission for the Contemporary Art Society at the Economist Plaza, London, 180 x 150 x 400cm, © the artist, courtesy SUMARRIA LUNN

17 July 2002—8 September 2002

Consultancy, Economist Plaza

The Economist Plaza
25 St James's Street
London, SW1A 1HG United Kingdom

Kevin Osmond displayed Disposable on The Economist Plaza, which is a sculpture incorporating approximately 7,000 white disposable plastic cups. The cups are slotted together, as if stacked, to create a large-scale structure which twists and turns in one continuous flowing movement.

The effect which is produced is a three-dimensional scribble which aims to redefine the recycling “arrow” symbol found on many product packages and consumable containers such as fast-food wrappers. Following on from the theme in this exhibition, Osmond is currently organising a site-specific installation which involves the disposal of ‘white goods’ into the natural environment.

Osmond lives and works in London and graduated from the MA Sculpture course at The Royal College of Art in 2000, following graduation from the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art in 1998. He has exhibited nationally including Ida Branson 2001 Show at the Atkinson Gallery, Somerset (2001) and Together Again at Pumphouse Gallery, London (2000). Osmond has also completed major sculpture commissions including the Credit Suisse/First Boston Award (2000) and Astrolix at Penguin Books, London (2000). 

This exhibition was generously supported by SHARP UK Ltd and Hoegaarden.

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