Strap on your helmet and fasten your seatbelt because we’re going to the 2.5th dimension, a place where the boarder of painting and sculpture merge. The touching of these separate dimensions is present at the Zabludowicz Collection situated in Camden, London. This group show is all works from the Zabludowicz’s extensive stock and consists of eight young American artists.
The term 2.5th dimension was coined by Tauba Auerbach, one of the artist on display, when talking about her ‘Fold’ paintings. She stated that they waver between 2-D and 3-D, floating in the 2.5th dimension. The show is very much art about art, and questioning the preconceived labels we attach to art objects, but once you have come to terms with the concept of a 2.5th dimension, which to be honest, isn’t the hardest concept to get your head around, you feel that the show and the works on display boil down to technique and aesthetic, as the show is gathered together based on form not concept.
This is the not to say that the gallery has not got some great works on display. Sam Falls really stands out. He is tipped as a one to watch my many and I have no dispute with his incredible uses of colours and mediums, but the show as a whole is very difficult to immerse your self in due to the fact that the concept for the show is not the main intention for many of the works on display and the gallery seem to have decided this is all they will focus on.
The 2.5th dimension is still a relevant theme for a show, with splendid artist using it as a tool (Angela De La Cruz as a great example), but this exhibition feels that it relies on its kooky dimension title too heavily without giving it much room to breath. I feel its safe to say we are all comfortable in the 2.5th dimension in 2013 and maybe focusing solely on a comfortable medium is a little poor when the artist on display feels so rich.
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