Simeon Barclay: They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em

 
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Private view: Wednesday 12 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm

13 October  – 27 November,  2016
Wednesday to Sunday, 12.00 – 6.00pm

For his first solo exhibition in London, Leeds-based multidisciplinary artist Simeon Barclay presents They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em.

Drawing on a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, video and printmaking, these materials will be semiotically charged with a range of diverse and symbolically rich references Barclay has culled from sports journalism, Vogue magazine, Afro-Caribbean dance,  British working class history and its rogue’s gallery of maligned cult icons.

While subjectivity, personal memory, gender and cultural history are the broad brush conceptual territories covered, it is through Barclay’s unique approach to cultural archeology that a compelling and novel investigation of these categories will take place.

They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em will create a seductively legible image space for audiences, in which cultural signifiers clash and cohere to produce novel associative meanings.

 

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Gallery installation views. Photo by Mark Blower

Cubitt Gallery is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We promote innovative curatorial practice with an 18-month Bursary, supporting curators at the beginning of their careers.

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