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SELECTED WORKS BY Sara Barker

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Sara Barker
Fenestra

2010

Aluminium, gouache paint, waterbased primer, polyester resin, glue on painted steel & glass table

102 x 135 x 10 cm / Table: 58 x 163 x 80 cm
Sara Barker’s works don’t simply breach the boundaries between painting and sculpture, they are that boundary. Skeletal structures in aluminium and steel describe wonky rectangular shapes in the air in hesitant lines, as though uncertain of themselves; their forms are those of sketches, not sculptures. Their surfaces are then coated with layers of oil paint, gouache and watercolour in the blanched and airy palette of a landscape painting. And as landscapes do, Barker’s works posit painting as a thing to be inhabited, and draw on the tradition of inhabited rooms in the quiet modernist lineage of Bonnard and Matisse (one work is named after his 1916 painting ‘The Piano Lesson’).
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Sara Barker
La Leçon De Piano

2010

Aluminium sheet, oil based primer, oil paint, polyester resin on glass & steel table

119 x 74 x 19 cm / Table: 83 x 89 x 46 cm
Modernist literature, too, has long provided Barker with inspiration for her spindly spatial constructions: both the metaphorical and actual space of Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – the unfolding of a novel is, too, a kind of space-making – might provide discreet associations with her work. Yet Barker’s works refuse to cooperate with conventional categorization: these are the spaces between, like the gaps that separate words in a sentence. Their power lies in what they don’t quite say.
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Sara Barker
Words Are Form

2010

Aluminium, grey & white metal filler, primer, gouache, oil paint, glue, rivets, bolts

158 x 119 x 15 cm
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Sara Barker
Intercourse

2011

Steel, rubber, shellac, pigment, basa wood, copper paint

201 x 124 x 54 cm
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Sara Barker
Conversions

2011

Steel, aluminium, various paints

215 x 115 x 65 cm
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Sara Barker
Everyone Is De Trop

2011

Aluminium, various paints, pencil crayon, pastel, rivets, filler

220 x 120 x 18 cm
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Sara Barker
Love Letter

2012

Aluminium sheet, steel rod, steel bar, canvas, oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint, aquarelle, metal filler on steel and mirror plinth

216 x 119 x 86 cm
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Sara Barker
A Certain Slant Of Night

2012

Aluminium and steel sheet, various paints, glass, painted mahogany table

176 x 96.5 x 84 cm
Text by Ben Street

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
Additional information – Sara Barker

contemporaryartdaily.com
Additional images and information – Sara Barker

whitecave.blogspot.co.uk
Additional images and exhibition information- Sara Barker

k4architechs.com
Additional article – Sara Barker

frithstreetgallery.com
Additional exhibition information – Sara Barker