Topical, unique and fresh from the Saatchi Gallery in London, Casa Tomada is an exhibition by the Columbian sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros. The exhibition, which will take place in The Lowry’s grand Promenade Gallery, will be made up of a thousand giant ants made from the cast of human skulls, fibreglass, resin and branches. The significance of this is to draw attention to the issues experienced by undocumented immigrants and migrant workers – individuals that are often displaced from their native land due to war; the ants symbolise the hard-working and productive nature of the work that immigrants can contribute to society. Appearing in Havana, Bogota, London and now, Salford, the artist speaks of the theme in location as being places that have a history of being a point of arrival and departure.
Sat 24 Jan – Sun 25 Apr, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, FREE entry, www.thelowry.com
- Daisy Kidd
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- Tue 21 Apr 2015