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Simeon Barclay: At Home, Everywhere and Nowhere

Gathering, London

Fri 6 Oct 2023 to Sat 11 Nov 2023

5 Warwick Street, W1B 5LU Simeon Barclay: At Home, Everywhere and Nowhere

Tue-Sat noon-6pm

Artist: Simeon Barclay

Tour: Tuesday 10 October, 11.30am. RSVP

Gathering and Workplace present At Home, Everywhere and Nowhere, an ambitious solo exhibition of large-scale sculpture, installation, and wall-based work by Simeon Barclay coinciding with London Frieze Week 2023. Each gallery features paintings from the same wall-based acrylic series, drawing an explicit continuity between the overlapping exhibitions.

At Gathering, Barclay is presenting a larger-than-life inflatable sculpture of the artist wearing a Donald Duck outfit, referencing a 1980 Elton John performance in New York City. Evolving from a previous sculpture exhibited at South London Gallery, the newly created work takes on an overwhelming presence within the gallery, adopting a pompous scale akin to the 1995 Michael Jackson HIStory album statue witnessed by Barclay floating down the River Thames.

Barclay, drawing upon a rich vein of pop cultural sources, creates a complex and sophisticated interplay of scultpure, sound and collage in each gallery space. Collectively, the artworks further Barclay’s idiosyncratic engagement with art history, fashion, identity and histories of image making.

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