EXHIBITION AT THE CARFAX GALLERY.
One cannot say of the Camden Town Group that they have anything in common, except the Carfax Gallery in which they exhibit. Some of them are influenced by Mr. Walter Sickert, their most distinguished member; but one, Mr. Wyndham Lewis, is a cubist, and his “Dance” [sic] seems to belong to a different world from all the other pictures in the room. We feel that it might be quite intelligible to the man in the moon, that it is indeed intelligible to Mr. Wyndham Lewis. For, though we see no dance in it, we do see a kind of geometrical logic in the design, which gives us more pleasure than we get from a quite commonplace and intelligible picture. But whether this pleasure would increase or disappear if we lived with the picture and whether it would gradually become intelligible we cannot tell. We only know that we like this better than most cubist pictures; but one cannot like a picture very much if one does not know what it represents.
How to cite
Author unknown, ‘The Camden Town Group. Exhibition at the Carfax Gallery’, in The Times, 19 December 1912, p.9, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/author-unknown-the-camden-town-group-exhibition-at-the-carfax-gallery-r1104267, accessed 22 January 2021.