Mat Collishaw

Various Venues

This fourfold presentation of works by Mat Collishaw—not only in two galleries, Analix Forever and Art & Public–Cabinet PH, but also in the lobby of an upscale hotel and a room in a private apartment, dubbed for the nonce “Mat Collishaw Museum”—well suited an oeuvre formulated on changing narrative levels and refracted in various media. An example of this may be found in Lady Killer, 2004, the many-layered video installation at Analix Forever: Entering the simple gallery room from the street, visitors found themselves in front of a historical stage in a recreated interior that apparently served as the setting for the video playing behind it. Beyond a loom and stool, a view opened out between heavy red velvet curtains and through a window to a video projection of a gently moving scene based on W.M. Egley’s painting The Lady of Shalott, 1858. The video tableau, like the painting, follows

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