Gerda Frömel

Evolving Practice

As visitors make their way through the Gerda Frömel: A Retrospective exhibition, each room guides them through the evolution of Frömel’s career, starting with her early works and partial reconstructions of her solo exhibitions, and leading to her public commissions and larger-scale later works.

During the nearly two decades in which she worked, Frömel demonstrated a wide range of skills and talents, equally comfortable with sculpting, modelling and carving. At times, she also exhibited her pencil drawings, revealing yet another layer to her constantly evolving practice. The subjects of her work was just as varied, encompassing animal studies, portraits, nature and architecture.

Sheep, c.1958
Sheep, c.1958
A small bronze cast, around twenty centimetres in length, the "Sheep" rests with its head at its feet, forming a rounded shape. The initial cast for the work failed, part of the spine of the sheep collapsed, leaving an open space, but Frömel was very pleased with the unexpected result. (Bronze. The Artist's Estate.)
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