Phyllida Barlow

pointer, 2020


Phyllida Barlow
pointer, 2020
16 colour silkscreen
42 cm x 56 cm (unframed)
Edition of 80, signed and numbered by the artist on an archival label attached to the back of the print

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About the edition 

Studio Voltaire is pleased to launch an exclusive new print edition by Phyllida Barlow CBE RA. 

This special fundraising edition has supported Studio Voltaire's major new commission act at Highgate Cemetery by Barlow in 2021.  Picturing an anomalous, vibrantly coloured structure, the edition is based on a drawing produced just prior to Barlow’s major solo exhibition cul–de–sac at the Royal Academy in 2019. 

Barlow often describes sculptures as "dumb and silent and still" – even a nuisance, as a viewer must walk all the way around it.  The same could be said for a street barrier, which Barlow frequently references in her sculptural installations and works on paper. 

pointer shows a marked change in the barrier, now on tall stilts and surrounded by its shadow. One can see the comparison to several sculptures in cul–de–sac, such as 'untitled:blocksonstilts;2018-2019' which featured three enormous white blocks, precariously perched atop wooden stilts, as if caught there after a high tide.  Similarly, the lintel in 'untitled:lintel;2018-2019' has a dramatic shadow, rendered in cement. As in this new edition, Barlow has given form to the elusive shadow, with a composition and permanence all its own. 

With special thanks to the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

About the Artist 

Barlow’s work is internationally celebrated, and major exhibitions have been staged at Tate Britain (2014); Nasher Sculpture Center (2015); Kunsthalle Zürich (2016); Henry Moore Institute (2019) and at the Venice Biennale, where she represented Britain in 2017. In 2010, Studio Voltaire commissioned Barlow’s solo exhibition BLUFF.


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