Photo: Sally Taylor in Ryedale, Yorkshire

Sally Taylor

Artist, Project manager, Lecturer / academic, Gallery educator, Community worker

My drawings affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships, specifically my own interaction with others. They are equally about forming a balance between formal concerns and the creation of emotional resonance. While issues, thoughts and feelings, which often evoke memory, personal history, fears and anxieties, are central concerns, it is their exploration through the specific language of drawing that informs the meaning. Through mark-making, I record and map social interaction as intimate / public dialogues are played out on the paper or canvas in an attempt to challenge the validity of language in articulating aspects of human experience. The values of selfhood and authenticity are central to my work, and the intimate relationship between artist and artwork is celebrated in a process that values that dialogical connection, and the revisiting of artworks and engaging with them over time. A desire for this considered relationship extends to the viewer also, in that while there are conspicuous references to the human presence, viewers are encouraged to test their own physicality against the work. read full statement

Location Ryedale, Yorkshire
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Gallery education
Artforms Education project, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting

News & Events


    11/03/2014 – 21/03/2014
    SALT+POWELL, Artemis, York

    Group Show

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  • Members Show

    13/02/2014 – 21/02/2014
    Mexico, Leeds

    Group show. The exhibition will open on Thursday 13th February from 6 - 9pm and will run until Friday 21st February.

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