Birth Rites, a new exhibition by Barry Cooper, 16th of November at Centrespace Gallery in Bristol.

A retrospective collection spanning the last 30 years of his work, Birth Rites features a selection of paintings, drawings, performance pieces and sculpture exploring themes around identity, politics, and the feminine.

From the fragmentation of cubist figuration, through the chaos of gestural abstraction, to the spacious geometric calm of his Greek Songs and Layers paintings, Barry’s work variously reflects his belief in the connection between art and music, his interest in the quantum-physical fabric of the universe, and his long association with the Greek island of Paros.

Curated by Eloise Dunwell, the show takes the audience on a journey through a wealth of artistic endeavour and experience stretching back over four decades.