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  • Tony Cragg

    Lisson Gallery | 27 Bell Street | London

    Tony Cragg’s sculptures have a way of seeming either perfect or excrutiatingly fey. At a point in his career at which, under the weight of his diverse production, he threatens to repeat past gestures as facile repertoire, we wonder if the tough experimentation he is known for is a thing of the past. Isn’t this rapidly accumulating output just accentuating the patterns, preferences, and blind spots of an oeuvre that has already resolved itself and entered a late, mannerist phase?

    Perhaps Cragg’s unevenness stems from a condition of excessive rehearsal in object making and a consequential denial

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