Skip to main content

The Tottenham Fox, exhibited across the USA

The Tottenham Fox, exhibited across the USA
Tottenham Fox (Detail)

The Tottenham and Croydon foxes will be shown in the Turn The Page - The First ten Years of Hi-Fructose Magazine exhibition at MOCA Virginia until Dec 31st 2016. The exhibition will then tour to;

Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA. Feb 10 - May 7, 2017

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA. Jun 11, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

The Tottenham and Croydon Foxes are another example of Barford using current affairs to examine the wider human condition. The foxes initially disarm the viewer with their soft edges, fluffy ears and padding paws, but when examined we see that the ceramic flowers and leaves they are made from, feature shocking images of the fires and the aftermath of the 2011 London Riots. Barford draws a comparison between city foxes forced to struggle and scavenge and societal and economic pressures experienced by swathes of our city.