David Gill Galleries is proud to announce that an exhibition of Barnaby Barford’s work opens at the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach on 12 September and will run until 29 December 2013. This is his first solo exhibition in the United States and will showcase 28 sculptural works & mirrors plus an animated film. The show represents some of his most compelling creations over the past ten years.
Barford has been represented by David Gill Galleries since he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002. Barford is known for his work with antique or mass-produced porcelain figures, which he recombines, reassembles, and models into narrative sculptures with often dark albeit comic titles and sardonic implications. Lively and thought-provoking, his sculptural narratives draw the viewer into his stories and, doing so, present portraits of our contemporary lives.
“MOCA is delighted to introduce Barford to new audiences in the United States,” says MOCA’s Director Alison Byrne, who has been following Barford’s work for several years. “Viewers from all backgrounds can relate to his themes, fostering self-awareness as well as appreciation for contemporary art. A large part of MOCA’s mission.”
Barnaby Barford has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in the UK and has shown in exhibitions internationally. His most recent show at David Gill Galleries featured his latest work, The Seven Deadly Sins, a series of mirrors. Two works, Envy & Pride, will be on show at the Pavilion of Art and Design in Berkeley Square in October.
MOCA is located at 2200 Parks Avenue at the entrance of I-264 in Virginia Beach, USA. www.VirginiaMOCA.org