london

D.J. Simpson

Entwistle Gallery

The main gallery at Entwistle is your typical art space—boxy and white, with a stonelike tile floor and a big window onto the street. A false wall runs across part of this window, but enough of it remains clear to allow the space to be flooded with natural light. With its uncomplicated openness and even illumination, the gallery tries hard to be a blank receptacle. D.J. Simpson’s exhibition of three works messes all of this up considerably, breaking the symmetry of the room and diverting the viewer’s path through the space. It also contrives to shift the light source, using the polished aluminum surface of Schnörkel painting (all works 2000) to reflect the light falling on it from the doorway back into the space. All three works are large, the smallest being approximately nine by twenty feet, and they stand directly on the floor, kept almost upright by a combination of backing struts and

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