Small House Gallery is proud to announce Poppet and Pop, a daughter-daddy exhibition of drawings, sculptures, and video. Specifically made for this exhibition, these works are about responding to each other, sharing mark-making gestures and materials, communicating across our different life experiences, and collaboratively creating artworks in the micro-moments of parenthood and domestic life.
“Red and yellow and pink and green”
“Listen with your eyes
Listen with your eyes
And sing everything you see”
“Purple and orange and blue”
“I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow, too”
Above: slide-show of stills from the Poppet and Pop video 2023 in the basement annex of Small House Two
Joshua Y’Barbo is an artist and expert in participatory art and design who makes artwork and designs art clubs. Over the past two decades, he has maintained a studio practice, creating, and selling commissioned artwork, original paintings, and limited & open-edition prints. Since 2013, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students, curated exhibitions, and conducted practice-related research, all of which he has combined into a multi-hyphenated professional fine art practice. He follows a postmodern approach to creating artwork, which focuses on visual allegory and personal metaphor, often delivered in collaged compositions, and assembled work associated with artists active during the cultural revolution of the 1960s. He primarily works in digital printmaking to create visual narratives that simultaneously represent his world experiences and speculate how things around us all fit together. His most recent projects explore this ongoing existential crisis through simulation theory and nostalgia. He was born in the USA but has lived and worked in the UK since 2008.
His daughter was born at the end of 2019, and they began drawing together in early 2022. Her favourite animal is an elephant, she loves blue AND pink, and she’s recently progressed from Paw Patrol to Spidey and his Amazing Friends.
Rainbow Song / Sing A Rainbow - lyrics by Arthur Hamilton Red and yellow and pink and green Orange and purple and blue I can sing a rainbow Sing a rainbow You can sing one, too Listen with your eyes Listen with your eyes And sing everything you see You can sing a rainbow Sing a rainbow Sing along with me Red and yellow and pink and green Orange and purple and blue You can sing a rainbow Sing a rainbow Now you've sung one, too (from the film Pete Kelly’s Blues, sung by Peggy Lee)
Installation photos/videos, unless otherwise stated, by Eldi Dundee
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