Karl Haendel - Make Me A Down a Pallet on Your Floor
In one space, Haendel has managed to simulate the entire impact of the media
| 13 Oct 2006
Obsessive intricacy and a profound interest in the fluff and gore of the media characterise this show. Taken from the papers, the images and text pieces look like simple photocopies, but on closer inspection are revealed to be minutely detailed pencil drawings, achieved using a projector. The subject matter flits between dark warnings of the apocalypse and gentle renderings of the Andrex Puppies, perfectly representing the odd dichotomy of grim violence and celebrity gossip found in the tabloids. This monomanic technique gives a rich psychological impact to the exhibition, which deals with several of the preoccupations of 21st century media citizens. War, death, famine and genetic modification are all to be found on the walls of the galleries. So is a New Yorker cartoon. In one space, Haendel has managed to simulate the entire impact of the media. No mean feat I think. [Jasper Hamill]
Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow until October 14.