Sam Taylor-Wood. Still Life. 2001. 35 mm film transferred to DVD, 3 minutes, 44 seconds. Photo: Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

Media artists Michael Snow (Toronto) and Sam Taylor-Wood (London) deal in different ways with portraiture and stillness. Their respective approaches are displayed in five intimate media works. In Snow’s Solar Breath (Northern Caryatid) (2002), for example, fluttering curtains both reveal and conceal an idyllic landscape in rural Newfoundland. Taylor-Wood’s David (2004), commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery, London, portrays well-known soccer player David Beckham, bare-chested and asleep.

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