SIMON CASSON

Exhibition review of Epitome

Review of exhibition at Long and Ryle Gallery

Andrew Lambirh The Spectator December 2003

Down in Pimlico at Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, SWI (020 7834 1434), is a solo show by the prodigiously gifted Simon Casson (born 1965). I must at once declare an interest here, for I have been following Casson’s development for some years, and have written the catalogue essay for this excellent show. Casson paints like an Old Master, but then disrupts the beauty of naked figure or still-life with blanks or smears or over-painting. Yet the pictures work, in a thoroughly contemporary way. Go and see it before 18 December, when the show closes.