Metro: Art at Velocity
Eduardo Paolozzi – Lance Wyman
19th May – 5th August, 2017
Metro: Art at Velocity looks at two distinct yet sympathetic approaches to issues of transport and public space, asking how our sense of place, time, and common culture is determined by the designed objects that give shape to our existence. Bringing together British Sculptor, Eduardo Paolozzi, and American Designer, Lance Wyman, the exhibition centres around the works that each artist created for the rapid transit systems of London and Mexico City.
Photo Credit: Copyright Lance Wyman
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