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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Pace Gallery

Raqib Shaw

Paradise Lost

RAQIB SHAW, St. Sebastian of the Poppies, 2011–12. Oil, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on birch wood, diameter: 152.4 cm. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York.

For "Paradise Lost," his first solo exhibition with the mammoth Pace Gallery in New York, Raqib Shaw was accorded all three of its 25th Street locations to create what was effectively a museum-size show. Indeed, subtlety was passed over in favor of creating an exhibition of epic grandiosity, enormity and subject matter. Though this monumental quality

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