Sara Barker


steel rod, aluminum sheet, automotive paint, and Perspex
34 1/4 x 29 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches

I like to stretch materials to their most poignant state where they can’t stand any longer and take on a kind of humanness. – Sara Barker

In her works, Sara Barker twists metal rods into planar sculptures and wall-supported pieces, producing an expressive line drawing in open air. Here, gold and silver rods weave into one another, resembling two figures in a tangled embrace. The abstract painting underneath gives color to the composition while keeping the three-dimensional drawing separate from the frenetic brushstrokes. Barker’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in Edinburgh, Berlin, Turin, London, and New York, including her solo exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, in 2014.

estimated retail value: $26,000
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