Olaf Breuning will turn the Main Gallery of Cass Sculpture Foundation into a temporary carpenter’s studio. Working with a mountain of discarded, salvaged and recycled wood from the local area in West Sussex, Breuning will create a series of large Scrap Faces, made specifically for CASS. With typical spontaneous rigour, Breuning will work onsite over the Easter weekend to construct his free-standing Scrap Faces, encouraging surreal characters to appear in the makeshift wooden patchwork compositions.
Visitors will gain a unique insight into the artist’s practice – observing how ideas are created, refined or abandoned in the pursuit of bringing physicality to otherwise intangible ideas. Traversing a fine line between absurdist humour and sincerity, Scrap Faces will be on view at CASS from 30th March until 2nd September. Visitors will be invited to walk around Breuning’s new installation of towering faces, which are at once ridiculous and primitively sublime.