Sirens and Guns

Taylor-Jones & Son are proud to host an exhibition of new work from three very diferent British artists, Rachael Talibart, Leigh Mulley Loren Bevan.  Running from Saturday 2 Feb until Friday 23rd Feb, ‘Sirens and Guns” represents these 3 artist take on the British approach to the seaside. This is a really strong line up and we cant wait to share their work with you all. If you would like an invite to the private view please contacts us.

Leigh Mulley’s work came to prominence when she was selected to work with Banksy on his “Dismaland” project in Western Super Mare. Leigh lives and paints on the Kent Coast, UK. Her work captures the spirit and language of classic seaside resort living. Utilising bold colour and arresting detail, she reveals a beauty in the deteriorating and brash elements of amusement arcades, funfairs and souvenir shops – harnessing an often nostalgic or romantic view of the neglected and tired. Water pistols, ice cream vans and rubber dinghies beautifully captures in photorealistic detail. Although appearing playful, her compositions also provide a commentary on notions of social class and cultural influence. 

Rachael Talibart’s photographic series of waves titled “Sirens” was shortlisted in the 2018 in Sony World Photography Awards and has since received worldwide acclaim and a huge amount of press. Rachael says “the photographs are intended to transcend time and place. Thus, in naming them, I have shamelessly plundered myths and legends from all cultures and eras. On the days I make these photographs, the sea is beautiful but also terrifying. I feel utterly insignificant, yet completely enriched by these encounters with wildness, and that is what I have tried to communicate”

Loren Bevan has worked for 30 years in the arts with achievements as diverse as helping set up Studio Voltaire in London and working as an arts tutor at Khatamandu University Exploring the relationship between culture and place, Loren’s work is a poem to place. .She is currently using the cartoon figure of Popeye in an ongoing body of work casting him in amongst the great British seaside, designed to be resonating with current themes in British and global politics.