Dundee Contemporary Arts until July 7 4 stars You can all but hear a wash of psychedelic harpsichords as you wander through this first major show by this increasingly high-profile and cannily commercial Dundee trained illustrator., so Carnaby Street retro-groovy are the charmingly decorative array of Basford's faux Edwardiana inspired images. To find the way into this, one first has to navigate through a maze-like forest of large-scale images of trees. Once inside, the plural of the show's title is made crucial via an array of crowd-sourced woodland creatures, cuckoo clocks and prints with the word 'LOVE' emblazoned, all writ large in a series of baroque-curlicued black and white images. Beyond the voguish (and indeed Voguish) quasi product placement in one of the smaller rooms, it's the larger than life work that really matters. The coffee table magazine friendly wallpaper is epic enough in its overwhelming ornateness, but the leaf-tattooed showroom dummies and the sailing boat on which a fanciful voyage is projected behind suggests an imagination that is already looking towards ever greater horizons in a way that remains idyllic without ever falling prey to tweeness. For that alone, 'Wonderlands' is worth jumping down the rabbit-hole to see it in all its bright-eyed glory.
The List, June 2013 ends