Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Exhibition on in Oriel at Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan – Jonathan Anderson’s Pylon Totems – until 26th November 2017. The information states: “Anderson’s work Pylon Totems, cloaked in rags and bitumen, make pan-cultural references that allude to Crucifixes, Asian Buddhist statues, South American and African voodoo dolls”. Unlike some statements about art exhibitions, a bit pretentious sometimes, this actually summarises beautifully what the objects are about. You look at them, hanging on the wall, free-standing in groups or as individual pieces, and you do feel in awe at the way he suggests these references through what are essentially static non-figurative objects. I think the choices of how they are grouped or stand isolated adds even more to their powerful impact on the viewer.

Excellent exhibition well-presented to make the most of the space. Sorry I missed the talk by Jonathan, but I will certainly look out for more of his work. A perfect Gallery Visit project for my History of Art distance learning students! www.jonathanandersonartist.com  www.mwldan.co.uk

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