10 August, 2005

Dani Marti

Dani Marti : Looking for Rover 2003
Sherman Galleries

Entering the gallery space to view 'Looking for Rover', the spectator is confronted by a visual field of brown; but rest assured that this is far from a 'beige' exhibition. Composed from textured fibres in rich earthy tones from tawny brown to sepia, and covering the walls, are two major works - an imposing construction titled Looking for Rover and a suite of individual artworks under the heading of The Last Sins of St Francis: Scarring the Flesh. Weaving his ropes with the dexterity and passion of a painter wielding his brush, artist Dani Marti creates sensuous textile-based works that also operate as abstract sculptural reliefs.

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