Laura Ford: Actual, Factual Fables
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
03 June 2011 - 21 August 2011

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
49525 Grand Rapids, MI

Opening hours :
Mondays-Saturdays, 9am-5pm
Sundays, 11am-5pm


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park notification text:

The highly inventive figures and animal forms of Welsh born sculptor Laura Ford have been the focus of widespread critical acclaim across the United Kingdom, and increasingly, throughout Europe.  Utilizing a wide variety of materials and found objects, Ford provided creatures which initially disarmed or charmed the viewer with humor and warmth, but are ultimately poignant reminders of the frailties of human condition or the inequities of social order. The use of animal imagery to illustrate human circumstances called to mind traditions ranging from Aesop to Beatrix Potter, yet the realization of form and the power of message conveyed is decidedly contemporary.
This was the sculptor’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
This exhibition was organized by Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany in cooperation with the artist and Meijer Gardens.      


Laura Ford, Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition:

Laura Ford

Laura Ford, Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition:

Sinclair-Haus – ALTANA Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, Germany (2009),
Museum und Galerie im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany (2010),
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI, USA (2011).

Text (German/English) by Mark Gisbourne.
Edited by Christian K. Scheffel.
Edition und Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg 2009.
Softcover, format 28 x 22 cm, 
124 pages with 92 colour images.

ISBN 978-3-926546-54-8

20,00 €