Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Jimmy De Sana: Suburban Color Sex Pictures

Perfectly sparse in its hang, Wilkinson Gallery has given these photographs the right amount of room. The viewer has to move deliberately to the next photograph, there is no feeling of rushing on from one image to another. Often these works need, or even demand, a double take. What may at first seem ridiculous becomes serious and darkly violent before then tipping into the surreal.

There is a quiet beauty to the shapes of the bodies and the colours held within the photographs, and whilst De Sana's work often suffers in larger, sprawling exhibitions, in this huge single space there are no distractions.

Corinna Spencer

Suburban Colour Sex Pictures
Jimmy De Sana
Wilkinson Gallery, London E2
5 Apr - 12 May 2013

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