and other new works
years solo show, ‘Folds and Erosion’, Tim Taylor
returns to Patriothall with a new collection of works that continue
his peculiar take on modern life. The title, whilst a reference
to the world of the commercial gallery (where the act of purchase
can become a show’s actual title), more pertinently alludes
to a central theme in his work, the act of acquiring.
manifests itself in the collection of the everyday object and
incident in order to explore the beauty, pathos and humour inherent
within them. By the simple manipulation or exaggeration of the
ubiquitous – a collapsed chinese lantern, a shower door
illumination, burnt duvet covers, 100 wardrobe hooks, a keyboard
key totem, knotted pipe lagging - he seeks to investigate and
express basic elements of the human condition. It is hoped that
the viewer will experience a shift in emphasis from the objects’
original purpose towards other possibilities; that the commonplace
will be elevated to a higher ground.
In this way
he continues the well-trod path of investigation and experimentation
with the Duchampian-readymade as a means for communication within
the visual arts.