Barbara Walker

Works - Show and Tell
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'Show and Tell'
2008

‘Show and Tell’, is a series of ongoing works which explore how clothing is used by specific groups of men as a status symbol within their communities. The portraits, created on paper depict faceless young men often turned with their backs to the viewer. By obscuring the identity of her subjects, invites an audience to scrutinise the 'information' available - clothing, hair and jewellery - in order to complete the portrait. The works investigate expressions of individuality, conformity and stereotyping - and provoke the following questions: How far are fashion and consumerism responsible for providing the styles that individual’s desire? Do individuals take a lead on how they choose to look while fashion and commercialism follow? And what role do the media play informing public opinion?

‘Show and Tell’ has been featured in national, international, solo and group exhibitions. Vane Contemporary, Newcastle Upon Tyne,UK (2013), Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2013), The New Art Gallery Walsall,UK (2011), The New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK (2010), The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa (2008).

Photography, courtesy of Tiwani Contemporary and New Art Exchange.

 
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Construct 2

2009, oil on canvas, 152 x 182 cm

 
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B44

2007, oil on canvas, 122 x 182cm

 
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Construct 1

2009, oil on canvas, 152 x 182.cm

 
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Subject B

2008, charcoal on paper, 77 x 56 cm

 
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Subject C

2008, charcoal on paper, 70 x 100cm

 
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Subject G

2008, charcoal on paper, 100 x 71cm

 
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Subject H

2008, charcoal on paper, 84 x 59 cm

 
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Dinkies

2012, charcoal on paper, 77 x 56 cm

 
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Finito

2012, charcoal on paper, 77 x 56cm

 
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Richard

2013, graphite on paper, 55 x 40cm

 
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"H"

2012, charcoal on watercolour paper, 77 x 56cm

 
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Same Difference (After Lorna)

2008, charcoal on paper, 70 x 96 cm

 
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Same Difference II (After Lorna)

2008, charcoal on paper, 70 x 96 cm

 
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Same Difference III

2008, charcoal on paper, 84 x 59 cm

 
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The Dichotomy of Kenny

2012, mixed media, 82 x 57cm

 
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The Dichotomy of Sean

2012, mixed media, 100 x 70cm