PI Tangerine, 2009
Thomas Dane Gallery
The Thomas Dane Gallery is not the easiest gallery to find, if you are not on the lookout I don't think you would have bumped into it. Located on Duke street, very close to White Cube, Mason´s yard, but on the second floor with only a small plaque outside.
At the moment the Thomas Dane Gallery presents a solo exhibition of the American Artist Lynda Benglis. Lynda Benglis is probably most know for a one page advertisement in ArtForum, that she did in 1974 for an opening at the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. Lynda Benglis posed nude with a large dildo, in protest to the male controlled art world, in return she has and will never be forgotten.
At this show though you think more about what materials has been used and what art forms she is borrowing from and also inspiring.
Baby Contraband, 1969
(Poured pigmented latex)
Figure 4, 2009
(Bronze, black Patina)
Sparkle knot IV, 1972
(aluminium screen, bunting, plaster, paint and sparkles)
(aluminium screen, red cotton bunting, plaster, gesso)
Lynda Benglis cult status still proceeds, and she keeps on inspiring younger artists, but I think this exhibition was rather tame...