Went to see this exhibition last summer, but still think about it. Interesting use of space invites the viewer to move around and attempt to work out what they are seeing. Heard Barclay talk about her working practice a few months ago at the McManus gallery and she said some useful things about the difficulty for her as a sculptor to work with colour - choosing which colour to use was something she found tricky. In Shadow Spans Barclay's work relates to the Whitechapel Gallery environment and colours and patterns are influenced by the space. This allows her to reveal and highlight the colours, patterns and shapes of the exhibition space.
The Bloomberg Commission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans