Sara Barker

12.03.16 – 05.06.16

This exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Sara Barker (born in Manchester in 1980) presented two sequences of new work made specially for The Fruitmarket Gallery together with a small number of existing works.

Sara Barker works on the boundary between sculpture, painting and drawing. Since beginning to exhibit her work in 2004, she developed a visual language of paint, steel, aluminium, brass and glass; and a way of working which is meditative, focusing on memory, individual perception, and a blurring of line and colour.

With its combination of new and existing work, this exhibition offered the opportunity to spend time learning the language of Barker’s art, enjoying how her objects change in relation both to you and to each other as you walk around and among them.

The exhibition was called CHANGE-THE-SETTING. This title was meant to function like a stage direction, invoking a situation in which one element can be changed to allow the others to recombine in a different way.

Exhibition and publication produced in collaboration with IKON, Birmingham


Download the Exhibition Guide

Download the Bulletin


Listen to Sara Barker: ‘I am writing for myself and strangers’ Panel Discussion with Kirstie Gregory, Sarah Victoria Turner and Katharine Stout


Listen to Sara Barker: Artist’s Talk


Images: Ruth Clark


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