claire barclay: longing lasting
25 November 2015 - 30 January 2016Pivoted on themes of continuity, need, and desire, the show combines interventionist sculpture and print works. Barclay's hybrid objects are centred on the physical and the psychological tensions that exist between contrasting elements. They are at once recognisable and foreign and act as a surreal reflection of the world around us. This exhibition is the culmination of a year long exploration into the ideas, materials and methods which formed the basis for her recent museum show ‘Overworkings' at Touchstones Rochdale.
clare barclay: flat peach
3 September 2010 - 2 October 2010Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by British artist Claire Barclay. Barclay is one of her generation's foremost sculptors. Turned wood, rawhide, soft leather, machined brass and woven straw are some of the materials that coalesce as the precious and the everyday, the hand-woven and the mechanically produced, are brought to the fore. Familiar forms are hinted at in these careful assemblages. Each sculpted piece teeters somewhere on the brink between the figurative and the abstract, between the ambiguous and the referential.
claire barclay: silver gilt
20 October 2005 - 12 November 2005Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by British artist Claire Barclay. In her work Barclay explores different craft and industrial processes, arranging objects in an intuitive and poetic way. Barclay assembles both common and precious materials into beautiful and menacing installations which often leave the viewer with a heightened sense of awareness.