Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes

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Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes
Simeon Barclay, ‘Annabel and Phoebe’, 2017. Courtesy of the artist © Simeon Barclay

Footballers, fashion shows, cartoons, gymnasts, actors – a disparate list, but images of all of them help form Simeon Barclay’s exhibition on how we relate to contemporary culture and define our identity from it. The result is a glorious visual mash-up, scattered with images of everything from Diego Maradona’s infamous ‘hand of God’ goal, 1980s television drama ‘Boys from the Blackstuff’ and notorious comic ‘Viz’.