Iain Gale on exhibitions

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Anyone curious to view the inside of the massive Bankside power station as it was before the bulldozers moved in to transform it into the Tate's new Gallery of Modern Art, should visit Browse & Darby in Cork Street. Artist Anthony Eyton, commissioned to capture the vast edifice in pastel, has produced an extraordinary series of works which convey the spirit of the place without obscuring it in superfluous detail. This is all the more surprising as Eyton is traditionally perceived as the inheritor of Coldstream's obsession with minutiae.

Undoubtedly, if the Tate's new acquisitions are anything to go by, among the works to be hung at the completed Bankside Gallery will be the paintings of Fiona Rae, painterly Wunderkind of the Hirst generation. Rae's latest efforts, which go on view at Waddington's next Wednesday reveal that the artist, still only 32, has come a long way since her first controversial outing in the 1990 British Art Show. These new, panoramic canvases, with their Delaunay-esque underpinning, re-state Rae's position as a major force of contemporary British painting.

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Left: detail from Anthony Eyton's 'Condenser'

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