Scream London: Telling Tales (until 8th February 2014)
Scream London, W1, is not a gallery I was familiar with prior to stumbling across it earlier today. For any passers by, it is impossible to resist the gallery's curational strategy to entice us. The use of Yael Kanarek's 'Deeply Concentric' to dress the window, with its multitude of bright colours in a recognisable form which resembles the mandala, alongside the neon light fittings of Chris Bracey certainly appeal to lovers of pop art. Telling Tales presents a range of work from a variety of artists using different media to show how language can be represented in art. Its press release uses an eloquent quote from Joseph Kosuth: "How words are understood is not told by words alone". We find that this idea is able to be translated using different media. Interestingly, the fact that the featured artists derive from not only the UK but Israel, India, Thailand and the USA offers some ideas as to how language is shown through image in different cultures.
Image courtesy of www.screamlondon.com