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9 June - 16 July 2023 / Sara Barker / Watch Movements

Sara Barker, Oxford House, mortar, tiles, household, automotive and oil paint, 33.5 x 29 x 3.7 cm. Photo: Keith Hunter

Sara Barker: Watch Movements

9 June – 16 July 2023

Patricia Fleming Gallery

Oxford House, 4 Oxford Lane, Glasgow, G5 9EP

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new gallery with the exhibition Sara Barker: Watch Movements. Sara Barker is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists. Her work oscillates between painting and sculpture, capturing the space between abstraction and representation. Barker uses the opportunity of the gallery renovation as a backdrop to her work, revealing its Victorian construction, and past lives, mining the space for materials and historical traces in a highly experimental way. Watch Movements is a conversation with a building and a palimpsest of sorts. Barker invites us to be imaginative with scale, as the artworks pull at the thresholds of their surroundings to create alternative readings of architectural dimensions and history.

Watch Movements is Sara Barker’s first exhibition in Glasgow since her solo show at Mary Mary in 2017. Solo exhibitions have followed at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, Leeds Art Gallery, Cample Line in Dumfries, and The Annexe in London. A selection of works from Barker’s exhibition All Clouds Are Clocks, All Clocks Are Clouds has been placed in the Leeds Art Gallery collection, which also commissioned a permanent outdoor sculpture in 2020. In 2021 Barker completed a major new outdoor work for Clyde Place, Glasgow, commissioned by Patricia Fleming for Drum Property Group and Barclays. Sara Barker is a lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art.

Exhibition is free and open to the public 9 June – 16 July 2023

Opening Times:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Thursday (late night opening), 12 - 7pm

Sunday by appointment only

Artist Talk : Join us for an Artist Talk by Sara Barker on the occasion of the exhibition, on Thursday 29 June 2023, 6 - 7pm.

Booking essential via Eventbrite

Access: The gallery threshold has three steps and two grab rails. An alternative front door with two low steps and temporary ramp is available at 3 Oxford Lane, please call us to use this door, someone will meet you. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom.

Directions: Patricia Fleming Gallery, Oxford House, 4 Oxford Lane, Glasgow, G51 9EP (Central Station 10 mins walk, Bridge St and St Enoch Subway 5 mins walk)

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