As at the Barbican, in the ironically titled exhibition Marginalia, scale plays a leading role. The works in Marginalia seduce the eye into a giving them a closer look and encourage visitors to loose themselves in the patterns and riddled structures. They are suggestive of something concrete, but it’s hard to discern exactly what that might be. Critics suggest that invisible networks of power and meaning are the true subject of Beshty’s images, but, on the evidence of the works in this show, it is hard to concur. In fact it is hard to come to any certain conclusions at all.
Not for the faint-hearted lover of contemporary art work, but a curious exhibition at the Thomas Dane Gallery that adds colour to the Barbican exhibition.
|What||Walead Beshty: Marginalia, Thomas Dane|
|Where||Thomas Dane Gallery, 11 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
26 Nov 14 – 24 Jan 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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