7th March – 26th April 2011
Feeling the Cathedral.
Colin Taylor’s dignified and inspiring explorations of the Cathedral
space are individually placed on the walls at eye level. These vigorous
bursts of drama in black and white, using chalk, graphite, charcoal and
cast iron powder give a heightened experiential sense of the Cathedral
and it is extraordinary that the artist has managed to convey the monumental
dimensions and power of this building in modestly sized drawings. It is
the artist’s subjective communication of the experience of the space
that makes this possible. These studies are expressionistic, fresh and
alive – you can feel the almost frantic exertion with which they
were executed. They are flash-points of energy against the static background
of this weighty, formidable building giving the same sense of mystery
one finds in dreams.
The drawings in Colin Taylor’s Liverpool Cathedral Series are as
much about the mind of the artist as they are about the building itself.