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  • Woman-Snake-Bird, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam 2018

Talbot, Emma, 2018, Show, Exhibition or Event, Woman-Snake-Bird, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam 2018

Abstract or Description:

A one person exhibition, presenting selected works from Emma Talbot's one person show at Neuer Aachener Kustverein,Germany (2017), and a series of new, folded drawings on khadi paper, for the first time in the Netherlands.
The exhibition included the large-scale 3-dimensional pieces 'Woman-Bird' and 'Snake Rising', which address ideas of personal transformations, growth and power as they might be imagined - through a transfigured body, with references to both ancient mythologies and contemporary structures. The 3-D work, fabricated from hand-painted silk and everyday materials sourced in stores local to the artist's East End London studio (synthetic hair, fabric, twigs and paper mâché) mixes references to the contemporary style of the street with mythical forms.
The imagery of a woman transforming into a snake or a bird was reiterated through the drawings, which described contemporary women in yoga poses, entangled in decorative reference to roots, the cosmos, flowers. The drawing's folded paper functioned as either intimate unfolded letter or as a means of introducing a third dimensional plane to the flat work. The exhibition was accompanied by a text about the work by the Dutch critic and writer, Esther Darley.

Official URL: http://galerieonrust.nl/pressreleases/Persbericht_...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 15:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:48
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3283

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