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29 August 1993
Aidan Dunne

Exhibition:   ‘Perfume’

Alan Lambert’s mixed media show, ‘Perfume’, at Browne’s, is giddy with anarchic energy. The viewer is faced with a non-stop barrage of found objects and improvised assemblages, full of puns, allusions and the subversive iconoclasm characteristic of much student art. Lambert doesn’t know when to stop and keeps throwing in just one more good idea, cherishing them all equally when he should be ruthless. And it doesn’t take long to realise that his heart belongs to Dada. Nevertheless, he does have a real feeling for handling materials, is able to dramatise ideas and is an artist to watch.

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