A solo presentation of new work by artist Sara Barker.
undo the knot is an exhibition of works by Sara Barker that were largely made at home, rather than in her studio, during lockdown.
Barker’s work blurs the lines between sculpture, painting and drawing, as well as between figuration and abstraction and between imagined and physical spaces. Not quite sculptures and not quite paintings, Barker’s work typically explores the boundary between those disciplines.
Her recent work has been large-scale and has involved working within angular, indented aluminium trays or ‘trenches’ as containers for painted and sculptural elements. This body of smaller-scale work for Cample Line comprises a series of wall-based reliefs that incorporate painted and molded brazed brass, steel and aluminium as well as everyday materials such as wood, cardboard and wire, displayed over both floors of the building. Notably, the work marks a reduction in scale for Barker, all of them ‘smaller than my screen, some as small as my books’.
Alongside these works, ?undo the knot? will include a number of exploratory works - provisional sculptural pieces that are most akin to a preparatory sketch but which she can pull apart and edit through the materials. Neither finished work, nor models, they hover somewhere in-between, underlining the process-driven nature of her practice that gives her the freedom to make and unmake each work.
Cample Line will reopen by appointment and with continuing measures in place. It continues to monitor and respond to Scottish and UK Government requirements and guidance, so please check the website for details of opening and to book a timeslot for your visit in advance.