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Victoria Rance        www.victoriarance.com

Space for a Woman
silicone bronze and steel
172 x 63 x 33cm

"Rance's steel sculpture plays on tensions between old and new. Its simple geometric form is essentially modernist, yet strongly evokes a much earlier age with a sense of spirituality that is at odds with its modern environment"
Gavin Street in a review of The Economist exhibition

Victoria Rance's work is concerned with the exploration of space and human behaviour, investigating human interaction within different physical and social and cultural environments. Her recent 'sculpture to wear' series create a sheltering skin that protects or alters the sense of self. The sculptures have elements of architecture and costume, and test the effect of the tension between protective constraint and freedom of movement. They can often be entered and stepping into them either physically or imaginatively is fundamental to experiencing them. Recent photographic work records these interactions.

After finishing her degree at Newcastle University in 1983, Victoria Rance has exhibited her work extensively in group shows in Britain and recently Turkey, Holland, Germany and Japan, with solo shows in 2002, 2004 and 2010.

In 2001, as a curator Victoria brought together the work of four artists examining the theme of grief and death. The exhibition, at St John's Church Waterloo, was supported by a grant from London Arts with a catalogue essay by Sacha Craddock. In 2003 Victoria was winner of The Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture, the resulting solo show was at The Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton, London, in September 2004. In 2010 she exhibited photographs and sculptures at The Lucy Bell Gallery Hastings in collaboration with performer Clare Whistler.

In London Victoria's work has been bought by many including The London School of Economics, The Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street, Banque AIG (Curzon Street), Hammerson plc and The London Borough of Lewisham. Public commissions include stained glass windows and sculpture for the new church St Andrew's, Waterloo (2005-6), 'Wheat Spire' for Mumford Mill Deptford (2008) and 'Bridge' for The Warneford Hospital Oxford (2008).

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e-mail: victoriarance@btinternet.com

© Victoria Rance 2016

powder coated steel
145 x 145 x 106cm

Space for a Boy
powder coated steel
100 x 104 x140cm

Spire in Spitalfields
galvanised and stainless steel
620 x 300 x 300cm

powder coated steel
216 x100 x100cm

iron and silicone bronze
36 x 31 x 24cm

Tree of Forgetting
steel and silicon bronze
62 x 30 x 14cm

zinc and copper coated steel
200 x 155 x 101cm

Coal Piece
steel and coal
130 x 60 x 40cm
(from The Coal Notebooks performance)

silicon bronze and steel
16.5 x 14.5 x 9cm