Chapman & Bailey is pleased to present ‘Portraits’, a solo exhibition by Terry Taylor, exploring mortality and the fragility of life.
The works in this exhibition re-imagine the history of life and death, taking inspiration from ancient and mediaeval traditions. Taylor references a Stygian, sardonic lineage of painting, from Bosch to Ensor, while unearthing the ancient tradition of Memento Mori (Remember your mortality) and Dutch 16th century Vanitas art.
Originally exhibited in Essen, Germany and since held in a private collection in Vienna, Austria, Taylor brings this series of delicate portraits to Melbourne, in the form of fine artist prints accompanied by a selection of new paintings. For the past six years, Taylor has exhibited her prolific studio practice overseas. She has predominately exhibited with commercial galleries in France and Germany. Chapman & Bailey Gallery is therefore particularly delighted to be showing Taylor’s collection of portraits in Melbourne, which will be her first solo exhibition in Australia since 2013.
You are warmly invited to join us for the opening reception on Thursday, 24th October | 6-8pm
Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston St
ph 03 94158666