09/03/2023 - 01/04/2023

Contemporary - Sculpture & Digital

Beth Carter & Ray Caesar - The Menagerie Within

Tue-Sat: 11-6:30pm

‘The Menagerie Within’ is an exhibition of contemporary surrealism with the work of two artists: Beth Carter and Ray Caesar.

Ray Caesar’s images present doll-like figures dressed up in dreamlike environments. His scenes are like part of a vast country estate, chambers of an unending eccentric mansion or secret corners of magical gardens, with narratives that are obscure and uncertain. All of Ray’s works are digitally generated and depict a highly detailed imaginary world where there is a deep enjoyment in the fetishistic quality of materials: latex, metal, fabric and paint all glisten with a peculiar lustre.

Beth Carter’s sculptures present a menagerie of characters wandering the channels of the unconscious. Children dressing as animals; men becoming minotaurs; beings in differing states of zoomorphic transformation… There is a strong sense of play combined with an exploration of how animal instincts feed into fun and experimentation. The works in this exhibition present new editions in bronze and a group of unique figures in jesmonite plaster that have been many years in development.


Angel 354 Upper St, N1 0PD