Date: 29 July 2004
Tedious show with the them of Faces!!! What an idea.
One interesting painting with a funny label. Ruskin Spear, a fusty twentieth century figure painter, whose work looks contemporary now: with cropped photograph based compositions and diligent varaiation in paint surface. He has got a sort of caricature of a Jewish woman in the painting, which the label rather primly mentions as being racist. Strange to choose a racist work, and then make up for it by pointing it out.[_shared_elements/comment_on_this_review.htm]