It´s not there till it´s there
'It’s Not There Till It’s There’ a duo show by British artists Hannah Perry and Simeon Barclay; curated by Robert Sheffield. Both artists have recently been shown at major UK and foreign institutions including the Tate Britain UK, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art UK, The Jerwood Gallery UK (Simeon Barclay) and Kuenstlerhaus Graz Austria, Somerset House UK, and the Arsenal Art Contemporain, Canada (Hannah Perry).
Hannah Perry (*1984) and Simeon Barclay (*1975) explore the human experience of identity in their practice working across various media. The decision to show both artists together stemmed from a shared approach and similar aesthetic. The artists wrestle with their past experience, drawing upon a pool of disparate cultural sources to enact their own contested authenticity, turning cold and austere material into tender expressions of reflection and belonging.