In her new solo show at Signal Gallery, Panoply, Barbara has focused her interest in myth and ancient storytelling on the contrasting forces of Bacchus and Pan. For her Pan represents nature, birth and rebirth - the healing qualities of warm sun and the framework for the living world. While Bacchus is all night-time pleasures, of excess, of losing yourself in pleasures that are potentially destructive or cleansing. These contrasting forces take visual shape in her works for the show. Greens and yellows broadly represent Pan and Bacchus is portrayed in reds, oranges and purples.
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