Anna Barriball, "36 Breaths", 2002 ink on found photographs
15 September - 28 October, 2006
We are delighted to announce Anna Barriball´s first exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery and her first solo show in Scotland. She has worked closely with the gallery spaces to create new works for the exhibition that include layered graphite drawings, works made using found photographs and slides, and an installation made from oddments of ribbon.
Anna Barriball´s work inhabits a fluid territory, somewhere betwixt and between the two disciplines of drawing and sculpture. Hers is an exquisitely patient and poetic process as she seeks, or waits, for the perfect collision of object and idea and medium. She works with various media, often the found and familiar, using objects from her own life and those of unknown others found by chance in markets or city streets. These are then deftly altered with simple materials and actions - some ephemeral and light, others intensely time consuming - to reveal subtle new layers of meaning and significance. Her work will not easily be pinned down and yet seen as a whole it forms a coherent, ongoing dialogue, exploring ideas of finding and making; interference and restraint; chance and intention; time and space (and their collapse into one another).
In the past two years, Barriball´s work has been seen at a number of important venues and exhibitions in the UK. In 2005 she held her first major solo exhibition at Gasworks Gallery, London, touring to Newlyn Art Gallery, and this summer, prior to her exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, she had a solo show at the New Art Gallery Walsall. Her work was selected for the British Art Show 6, the Hayward Gallery´s current touring exhibition "You´ll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference" and can also be seen in the exhibition recently opened at the Hayward Gallery in London "How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Arts Council Collection". Anna Barriball last showed in Scotland at Inverleith House as part of "New Contemporaries 2000" and this will be her first solo exhibition in Scotland. Anna Barriball was born in Plymouth in 1972. She studied at Winchester School of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She lives and works in London and is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.
Ingleby Gallery 6 Carlton Terrace Edinburgh EH7 5DD
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Gallery hours: Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Installation photographs will be on the website from Friday 15th September