Thursday, 26 July 2012

Review of Diane Arbus: Affinities at Timothy Taylor Gallery

Diane Arbus: Affinities
Timothy Taylor Gallery
26 June – 17 August 2012

Affinity was a concept central to the work of Diane Arbus (1923-1971) throughout her career. She was not so much concerned, however, with capturing an identical likeness between her sitters, as with exploring the notion of masquerade, performance, costume, and identity. She also had an underlying fascination with “freaks”, or people who don’t quite fit in to society’s prescribed categories of “normal”.

To coincide with the major exhibition of her works, currently on show at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Timothy Taylor Gallery is hosting a smaller but comprehensive exhibition of 32 of Arbus’ works, spanning her career, and some of which have never before been shown in the UK.

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