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Beyond the Uncanny

Plenty of shows bring together paintings of figures and objects in unusual contexts or brought into unexpected conjunctions: the words ‘uncanny’ and ‘enigmatic’, ‘disturbing’ and ‘surreal’ are likely to be invoked. But, even if the paintings are good, you need more to turn such a display into a compelling whole. Two current exhibitions demonstrate how:

Vision & Justice Project at the core of Frieze New York 2021

At the core of Frieze New York’s 2021 programming was the Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project. Founded by Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, an associate professor at Harvard University, the project aims to consider the role of the arts in unraveling the relationship between race and citizenship in the U.S.

Arturo Herrera “From This Day Forward” Thomas Dane Gallery / London

Arturo Herrera’s most recent work, exhibited in “From This Day Forwards” is a phenomenological shotgun blast. Showing at the Thomas Dane Gallery in London, soon to be freed from the restraints of a Covid-19 Lockdown, Herrera’s dynamic collage works most prominently to overwhelm the senses, in a blitz of overlapping imagery and colour, even as we vehemently struggle to understand it.

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