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View Master - Jess Taylor

Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 3rd of September

Artist Talk - 5:30 PM

Running - 3 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

Jess Taylor is fascinated by violent imagery and its ramifications. Through the work in View Master, she explores the idea that one would play out violent fantasies through the very medium that imparted them, that representations of violence could inspire a yearning for violence so influenced by these images that images and falsehoods would be the only way to fulfill them.

The things in View Master are made to be seen. Made to be touched, looked upon, looked into or investigated; their function is dependent on viewer interaction. This invitation extended to the viewer in part allows one to experience representations of violence the same way the artist does; with a sense of fun, light-heartedness; a fascination. More than this, the invitation aims to mimic the one extended by all representations of violence; the invitation to engage, and in doing so, invites a consideration of our own implicit role in the way these images bleed into reality.