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Time passes

Talbot, Emma (2011) Time passes. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Talbot, Emma

The drawing installation ‘Time Passes’ was commissioned by the New Art Gallery Walsall, for inclusion in the group exhibition ‘The Life of the Mind,’ curated by Bob and Roberta Smith. The exhibition focused on artists using their own life experience to generate artworks and included key works by Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Lucia Nogueira and others. ‘Time Passes’ is a group of drawings on paper installed on five long thin black shelves. The commission followed the inclusion of my painting in a group exhibition ‘Party!’ at the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2009 and ‘Pictures From My Heart’ at Transition Gallery, London in 2010.

The drawings reference the lives of three women: my grandmother, my mother and me, and include pictorial representations of real life events together with abstract drawings of motifs, patterns and text drawings. The construct of the work aims to reveal the intertwining of family lives and the psychological pathways that inform generations of a family. The placement of the drawings - in groups, with irregular spacing - and stylistic integration of text, pattern and image-making aims to defy a linear reading of the work and to break with the traditions of given narrative structures. The suggestion that in memory, time is compacted and that shared familial history informs patterns of thinking is key to the work.

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Other artists included in the ‘The Life of the Mind,’ group show: Liz Arnold, Bobby Baker, Anne Bean, Efi Ben-David, Louise Bourgeois, Sean Burn, Hannah Camille, Helen Chadwick, Vlasta Delimar, Tracey Emin, Sir Jacob Epstein, Theodore Garman, Geoffrey Ireland, Daniel Johnston, Poshya Kakl, Jeff Keen, Yayoi Kusama, Sarah Lucas, Annette Messager, Lucia Nogueira, Sinead O'Donnell, Chris Ofili, Janette Parris, Bob and Roberta Smith, Emma Talbot, Jennet Thomas, Vincent van Gogh and Jessica Voorsanger.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 20 January 2011
Related Websites: http://www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/the-life-of-the-mind-lovesorrow-and-obsession, http://issuu.com/thenewartgallerywalsall/docs/the_life_of_the_mind_exhibition_guide, http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/1088341, http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jan/15/this-weeks-new-exhibitions
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Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
"The Life of the Mind" at New Art Gallery, Walsall20 January 201120 March 2011
Material/Media: watercolour on paper
Measurements or Duration of item: Approx 140cm x 500cm installation drawings on 5 shelves
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 11:58
Item ID: 3410
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3410

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