GENERATION: Sara Barker


  • GoMA Royal Exchange Square Glasgow, G1 United Kingdom
Sara Barker - In semi-darkness she reclines and pretends to read… 2014, Toughened glass, brass rod, steel flat bar, aluminium section, blackboard paint, oil paint, 254 x 277 x 90 cms / 100 x 109 x 35 3/8 ins Plinth: 21 x 318 x 183 cms / 8 1/4 x 125 1/4 x 72 ins. Images courtesy The Artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow; carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Photography credit: Alan McAteer

Sara Barker - In semi-darkness she reclines and pretends to read… 2014, Toughened glass, brass rod, steel flat bar, aluminium section, blackboard paint, oil paint, 254 x 277 x 90 cms / 100 x 109 x 35 3/8 ins Plinth: 21 x 318 x 183 cms / 8 1/4 x 125 1/4 x 72 ins. Images courtesy The Artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow; carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Photography credit: Alan McAteer

Sara Barker is interested in what she terms ‘biographical space’, a theme she explores through 'modernist literature'. She combines colour, imagery and objects, using paint as a sculptural medium. Her sculptures inhabit the exhibition space in slender forms creating a sense of weightless improbability. They include brazed, welded and cast metals, sometimes divided by glass structures that frame and contain the work.

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