They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em’

Simeon Barclay @ Cubitt, Oct 12- Nov 13

11 October 2016

Simeon Barclay presents solo show They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em at London’s Cubitt gallery opening on October 12 and running to November 13.

Barclay will unpick categories of cultural archeology, drawing on “symbolically rich references culled from sports journalism, Vogue magazine, Afro-Caribbean dance,  British working class history and its rogue’s gallery of maligned cult icons.” Personal memory, gender and history are explored though a wide range of materials, including printmaking, video, sculpture and painting. The press release notes that these cultural signifiers both “clash and cohere” in a seductive space of imagery.

Barclay recently exhibited  at the Liverpool Biennial (2016) and General Studies (2016) at Norwich’s Outpost.

Visit the Cubitt gallery event webpage for more details.**
Simeon Barclay, 'The Feast Wagon', (2015). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jules Lister.
Simeon Barclay, ‘The Feast Wagon’, (2015). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jules Lister.


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