Barnaby Barford’s Seven Deadly Sins

The infamous Catholic doctrine takes a look in the mirror in the UK ceramicist's latest show

by Sabine Zetteler Never one to shy away from making a bold statement, ceramics artist Barnaby Barford‘s new exhibition “The Seven Deadly Sins”—currently showing at London’s David Gill Gallery—addresses biblical maladies in a tellingly ironic form of ornate mirrors. In interpreting the Catholic church’s long-condemned weaknesses and literally reflecting each one back to the viewer—in frames of deceptively sweet flowers and vibrant colors—Barford examines the …