THE EXHIBITION Ellsworth Kelly
WEEK IN REVIEW
Saturday 28 June 1997
David Cohen thrilled to Kelly's immed-iate dynamic presence and lingering aesthetic effect. The consummate master of the shaped canvas ... his works manage to be at once blatant and subtle." " An outstandingly optimistic experience ... He seems temperamentally incapable of painting a gloomy picture," sang The Times. "So sensuous are these colours that you soon find yourself stepping up close to each canvas to be engulfed in the almost physical sensation of pure scarlet or intense lemon yellow," exulted The Telegraph. "Has the power to astonish and, occasionally, to give intense pleasure ... Lean, spare, orderly and exquisite," welcomed the Standard. "Tasteful, dumb and unengaging," asserted The Mail on Sunday.
At the Tate Gallery (0171-887 8000) to 7 September.
OK, so it looked better at the Guggenheim. Never mind that, open your mind and just go, go, go.
Arts & Ents blogs
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