london

Peter Lewis

T1+2 Gallery

Twenty-one large paintings on newspaper, containing hundreds of small images, hung salon-style on the gallery’s thirty-foot back wall. Made over a one-year period and completely concealing the newsprint underneath, the paintings together looked like a vast storyboard or endless comic strip. Many of their small images contain figures in landscapes—sometimes seen from a great distance, sometimes from up close, as in a film by Antonioni, in which tiny unrecognizable figures seen from afar reappear in extreme close-up; the Greek-inspired structures, with their white surfaces and geometric colonnades, look like samples of high modernism.

The exhibition “Meno {2:1}” was loosely inspired by the Meno, one of Plato’s early dialogues. Playing in the background was a reading of the dialogue itself, performed and recorded before the opening, with its sound doubled to create an echo and set to the jazz

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