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Anna Barriball
Black Wardrobe

2003

Tape on wardrobe

177.8 x 70 x 40 cm
Black Wardrobe is a bureau wrapped seamlessly in tape. Anna Barriball used obsessively repeated actions to press and rub the tape into the cupboard’s surface so that the coating forms a second skin that reveals the dresser’s most minute textures. Suffocated in black, the cupboard is almost unrecognisable as a solid form, becoming instead a monumental void connoting absence and memory. Through her intensive process, Barriball unveils a mystery in the domestic and familiar. Her work alludes to a synaesthesia of sight and touch, where senses merge and become heightened.
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Anna Barriball
Door

2004

Pencil on paper

208.5 x 88 x 6 cm
Anna Barriball’s works convey an intimacy with the overly familiar. She smothers the surfaces of everyday objects so they become seductively sinister husks of their former selves. Made by placing a large piece of paper over a door, and rubbing it with a pencil, Door is a drawing that assumes the qualities of a sculpture. Its burnished graphite surface captures every subtle detail of the original object, while the paper warps and fluxes through repetitive handling to gain a solidity of its own. Central to Barriball’s practice is the time and effort involved in the making; her process formulates as poetic meditation, finding a delicate fascination in the mundane and overlooked.

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ANNA BARRIBALL

Firth Street Gallery

Anna Barriball's work hinges on minimal interactions with objects and often steps between the parallel languages of drawing and sculpture. Many of the pieces in this exhibition take the form of found objects, which the artist has subjected to sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle transformations.

Much of Barriball's practice explores and depicts the accretion of time - from the length of time it takes for a candle to burn down, to the repetitive activity of taking graphite rubbings from objects that bare the traces of their use or function. Everyday items acquire new and startling properties - a map of the world is transformed into a strange expanse of shimmering substance, or the bounce of a rubber ball on a piece of paper creates the effect of a cosmic explosion. Her interventions produce objects that combine a minimalistic rigour and the seemingly endless endeavour to make sense of the world of objects by empirical study.

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