Tomorrow is the final day to catch two of the current exhibitions running in the bright and airy rooms at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America includes Dillon Marsh’s Assimilation series, three photographs that ask you to consider mysterious natural constructions in the Kalahari Desert. Spasibo, is the title of photographic works by Italian-born Davide Montelone, taken in Chechnya between December 2012 and April 2013, exploring identity using a range of subjects that include winter trees. Having seen these two exhibits, be sure to drop down a floor to view Richard Wilson’s ongoing 20:50, site specific oil installation, a visually baffling but zenish experience. What’s the link to plants? Sump oil (or recycled engine oil), the main component here, is made from fossilised organic materials, ancient plants (and animals), converted to oil by geochemical processes. So there.
Dillion Marsh, Assimilation 1,3, 7 (2010) C-print
Trees from Spasibo by Davide Monteleone