ADAM & EVE MIRROR .... OFF & ON
ADAM & EVE MIRROR .... ON detail
IMPARANDO-A-TROMBARE ..... OFF & ON
IMPARANDO-A-TROMBARE .... ON detail
LOVE IS SHARING AN ICE CREAM ....ON & OFF
LOVE IS SHARING AN ICE CREAM .... ON detail
YOU'D DO IT IF YOU LOVED ME detail
SECRET TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE detail
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT detail
Barnaby Barford opened his latest exhibition "LOVE IS......"
at London's David Gill Gallery,
and the response has been extraordinary!!!!!
I am a great admirer of Barnaby Barford's work (blog 3/4/10) and these new sculptural narratives, dealing with love & lust, and the problems and pleasures inherent in pornography, continue the thought provoking path he takes into his work. The whimsical nature of his porcelain figurines and their gift shop sensibility, are is direct opposition to what the artist is thinking and saying. A series of pieces in the show replicate two-way mirrors, showing the double vision of possibility ....... dependent upon whether the light inside is turned on or off. What you see in reality, is often something very different than what you don't see. His work dealing with themes of jealousy, promiscuity,and romance both "provokes and appalls, at the same time as it is making us laugh."
I was enchanted by the "prettiness" of "THATS AMORE",
the decorative mirror...
Then I took a closer look & realize it is made from
500 handmade porcelain
pornographic magazine covers!!!!
Am I repelled or delighted????
That's the real question this show asks!!!
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