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Spring Projects latest exhibition features artists Barnaby Barford and Alice Hawkins. The artists link their work at Spring Projects through seeking uncelebrated subjects and objects, which are often overlooked, and remodeling them. Barnaby says “I think the show represents the hopes and aspirations of the individual characters within all the work, whether they are, or want to portray themselves as good, or bad or beautiful”.

In particular I’m a fan of Barnaby Barford who works with ceramics to create unique narrative pieces. Although an accomplished craftsman, Barford primarily selects found objects, taking both mass-manufactured and antique figurines and turning them into sinister, sardonic but invariably humorous sculptures. Shown above:

Family Feast
Barnaby Barford 2009
H 31 cm x W 100 cm x D 40 cm
Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamel Paint, Painted Wooden Base, Other Media

If your not lucky enough to attend the Private View tonight the exhibition runs from the 27th February to 5th April 2009.

Spring House, 10 Spring Place, London NW5 3BH
+44 (0)20 7428 7159

Gallery open: Tuesday – Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday – Friday 12pm – 7pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm
Also Barnaby Barford’s animated film Damaged Goods will be screened in Spring’s cinema on Saturdays throughout the exhibition.

NB. The reproduction of this image was granted after permission from the artist.

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