BARNABY BARFORD : ME WANT NOW

18 November – 21 December 2016

David Gill Gallery

http://www.davidgillgallery.com

An installation exploring ‘me first’ culture, debating our values in an increasingly polarised political landscape. Large-scale energetic Word Drawings, embody the chaotic immediacy and forceful nature of pursuing egocentric goals. Acting as ‘nets’, these drawings trap the audience and the centrepiece, a queue of life-size ceramic animals, by offering us what ‘we’ want now. “It feels like words have never been so important – those written in the press, posted across social media and in speeches from our politicians, in volatile times words can be dangerous.” Barford explains “In the face of our insatiable need for more and the resulting constant discontent, is this really what we want?”

 

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