Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1972, Plymouth, England

Anna Barriball’s work hinges on minimal interactions with objects and often steps between the parallel languages of drawing and sculpture. Much of her practice explores and depicts the accretion of time – from the length of time it takes for a candle to burn down to the repetitious activity of taking graphite rubbings from objects that bare the traces of their use or function. In her hands a map of the world is transformed into a strange expanse of shimmering substance, or the bounce of a rubber ball on a piece of paper creates the effect of a cosmic explosion. Her interventions produce objects that combine a minimalistic rigour and the seemingly endless endeavour to make sense of the world of objects by empirical study.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 a two-person exhibition with Hannelore van Dijck at Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium
  • 2016 a solo exhibition of new works at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2015 Drawing: The Bottom Line, a group exhibition at S.M.A.K., Gent
  • 2015 Drawing Now, a group exhibition at Albertina Museum, Vienna
  • 2015 Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, a traveling group exhibition at The Menil Collection, Houston and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  • 2013 a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2013 a solo exhibition at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
  • 2013 Drawing : Sculpture a group exhibition at the Drawing Room, London
  • 2012 Slow Looking : Contemporary Drawing a group exhibition at Tate Britain
  • 2011 – 2012 touring solo exhibition at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2010 Newspeak: British Art Now: Part Two, a group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2010 GAM, a group exhibition at Galleria civica d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Turin
  • 2009 a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2005 – 2006 a touring solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

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Image of: Under Stairs Door
  • Under Stairs Door , 2015
  • Ink, paper, acrylic paint, acrylic spray paint on board
  • 177 x 99.5 x 6 cm (framed)