Garry Barker is a narrative artist who weaves found-yarns both old and new. He is one of the longest serving members of Fine Art at Leeds College of Art.
Practicing in the realm of the allegorical, Barker works in a variety of media (drawing, painting, tapestry, silk scarves, ceramics, graphics and animation), and is preoccupied by a series of recurrent motifs (pigs, wind turbines, towers). His research interests revolve around political tensions between the local and the global in Leeds and beyond.
A catalogue essay by Angela Kingston will appear alongside this exhibition.
Preview: 5pm-7pm, Thursday 14 April
Garry Barker, installation view at Assembly House featuring Hell wallpaper and Domestic Violence ceramics Part One and Part Two, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.