Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…

\Sarah EntwistleWhat was I aiming for?
In my next life to be a great singer,
and the life after to be a writer,
and so on and so on…
13.01. - 24.02.2024

Sarah Entwistle, *1979 in London, UK,
lives and works in Berlin

Photos: Jens Ziehe

Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Thumm

Press materials DE/ENG

‘Engendered by isolation within a particular space, and by the emphasis on cleaning and service. A visually sensitive woman who spends day after day in the same rooms develops a compulsion to change, adorn, expand them…as a kind of „positive fragmentation“ or as the collage esthetic-the mixing and matching of fragments to provide a new whole.’

– Lucy Lippard, essay, ‘Making something from nothing’. 1978

Propped against the wall on the artist’s kitchen table is an empty moss-green cardboard folder with a typed label reading: ‘rolled and bent tube forms’, and next to it a plant cutting of the Tradescantia Pallida or ‘Purple heart’, now over-watered, its slender purple and green leaves browning. The hallway floor is lined with metal salvage that trails out of a large west-facing room, its own floor covered with metal and ceramic sections. A king-size bed is marooned against the wall. The artist’s calves and ankles, and her children’s toes, are bruised and scraped from stepping around the works on the way from bed to toilet in the dark. The parts are continually rearranged between meals, fragments feeling out for a positive placement, ‘a new whole’.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on…

Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Children have a natural tendency to stick their fingers in anything that’s rotating. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Children have a natural tendency to stick their fingers in anything that’s rotating. (2023)
Digital print on cotton, glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
dimensions variable
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ I cannot throw much light on what happens after death….(I am a few minutes away) (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

I cannot throw much light on what happens after death….(I am a few minutes away) (2023)
Digital print on cotton, glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
dimensions variable
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ So, you and I have come full circle. Do you accept the unending? (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

So, you and I have come full circle. Do you accept the unending? (2023)
Digital print on cotton, bronze, patinated steel
Wallplate: 45 x 28 x 1 cm
Floorwork: 42 x 30 x 54 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ To see whether he will wink his eyes, he didn’t. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

To see whether he will wink his eyes, he didn’t. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
76 x 17 x 16 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ His best vintage wines made him nauseous (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

His best vintage wines made him nauseous (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
46 x 20 x 14 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ I guess your irregularities are not intentional. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

I guess your irregularities are not intentional. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
Floor work
60 x 46 x 30 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Women will spend hours making up their faces and ignore their feet. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Women will spend hours making up their faces and ignore their feet. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated and painted steel
20 x 73 x 11 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ They might have a better time going their own separate ways? (2022)

Sarah Entwistle

They might have a better time going their own separate ways? (2022)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint
32 x 21 x 1 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ He meets all my requirements with deceptive ease. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

He meets all my requirements with deceptive ease. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated and painted steel
109 x 134 x 21 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ A general consensus is not to look too closely (2022)

Sarah Entwistle

A general consensus is not to look too closely (2022)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint
34 x 26 x 1 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Thank you for troubling to answer my questions from your bed. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Thank you for troubling to answer my questions from your bed. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated iron
Floor work
58 x 43 x 30 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Clearly the butterfly with two iridescent spots on its wings is more likely to (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Clearly the butterfly with two iridescent spots on its wings is more likely to (2023)
be eaten.
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated iron
40 x 32 x 35 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Don’t mention the sound or the dust either. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Don’t mention the sound or the dust either. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated and painted steel
32 x 50 x 24 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ He has arrived and gives every sign of staying around. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

He has arrived and gives every sign of staying around. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated and painted steel
24 x 10 x 10 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ While engaged on this excessively boring job I thought about you (2020)

Sarah Entwistle

While engaged on this excessively boring job I thought about you (2020)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint
74 x 40 x 2 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Those fangs had been only its baby teeth. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Those fangs had been only its baby teeth. (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
32 x 70 x 25 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ I hope you can screw up the courage for a further meeting, at least we never bore each other! (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

I hope you can screw up the courage for a further meeting, at least we never bore each other! (2023)
Glazed ceramic, bronze, acrylic paint, patinated steel
dimensions variable
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ I still have friendly feelings for you, from a distance. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

I still have friendly feelings for you, from a distance. (2023)
Bronze, patinated steel
127 x 76 x 59 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ He seems to wise-crack his way out of everything, (2022)

Sarah Entwistle

He seems to wise-crack his way out of everything, (2022)
Bronze, patinated steel
110 x 52 x 60 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ In all my life I have never been in such a need of a “blood-transfusion” (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

In all my life I have never been in such a need of a “blood-transfusion” (2023)
Patinated copper, painted steel
43 x 14 x 9 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ The more eager you become, the fewer answers I can give. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

The more eager you become, the fewer answers I can give. (2023)
Patinated copper, painted steel
35 x 88 x 10 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ Is it really just something old, dusted off and jazzed up? Or is it just something borrowed, without much change? (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

Is it really just something old, dusted off and jazzed up? Or is it just something borrowed, without much change? (2023)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
63 x 49 x 16 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ When we last met we had such a good time together. Why are you still so afraid? (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

When we last met we had such a good time together. Why are you still so afraid? (2023)
Digital print on cotton, glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, patinated steel
dimensions variable
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ His bitterness was so restrained you could dismiss him from one day to the next (2022)

Sarah Entwistle

His bitterness was so restrained you could dismiss him from one day to the next (2022)
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint
34 x 28 x 1 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Sarah Entwistle – What was I aiming for? In my next life to be a great singer, and the life after to be a writer, and so on and so on… \ No doubt your mother told you the ceiling caved in. (2023)

Sarah Entwistle

No doubt your mother told you the ceiling caved in. (2023)
Patinated copper, patinated steel, acrylic paint
148 x 34 x 26 cm
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