at the Barbican Library
Level 2, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London
1-23rd December (open everyday except for Sunday)
Open eve: Wednesday 6th December 6-8pm.
Henrietta MacPhee re-imagines London’s Barbican as being an ‘oasis’ in the city. MacPhee’s enigmatic clay sculptures create narratives that are based on real observation and anecdotes from the Barbican’s history, that reflect the magical and diverse life within its infamous walls.
MacPhee is an artist whose practice is centered in clay. Blending the visual and tangible, she creates entertaining illusions and a sense of complexity that traverses the border between 2D and 3D. Nature has made a shelter of the Barbican and MacPhee explores this intriguing theatre of life in her exhibition at the Barbican Library.