Handicap

2016
Barclay, Simeon
Simeon Barclay’s multidisciplinary practice draws on a range of influences and references – including sports journalism, fashion magazines, British working-class history and Afro-Caribbean culture – to explore memory, gender and the mediated image. Reflecting on and echoing the way that images are encountered in popular culture, An Arrangement on Blue (Swamp Rat Skank) (2015) features a pair of legs striding down a catwalk, an anxiouslooking Jerry the cartoon mouse, and an infamous image of footballers Paul Gascoigne and Vinnie Jones, taken in 1988. In Handicap (2016), Barclay has reproduced Andy Capp – the character from Reg Smythe’s cartoon strip about a working class figure who never worked – in luminous neon.
  • Artwork Details: 90 x 40 x 2.5cm
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  • Material description: Multicolour neon
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC44/2016

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