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Goth Moth




Goth Moth
Emma Talbot, Stella Vine, Tobi Deeson, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon,
Nicky Magliulo, Mimei Thompson, Shane Waltener, Claire Pestaille

November 20 – December 19 2004 Fri – Sun 1-6pm
Emma Talbot

Gothic (detail) -
Acrylic with Mixed Media on Board - 2004

‘BatCave’ and ‘Gothic’ are gangs of cut-out figures culled from fashion magazines.

Deliberately immediate in their making, using materials to hand (coloured pencil, marker pens, plastic bags), they echo the language of an adolescent bedroom fantasist, intent on fetishising appropriated images to explore an imaginative connection with popular culture.

Hanging out in GothMoth, the individual figures are reinforced by belonging to a gang, turning the gallery space into the site of an imaginary underground scene.

Emma Talbot’s work is based on magazine images, translated into paint and reorganised into narratives which explore the dark side of contemporary fictions peddled by the media.
Emma is currently artist in residence at the Women’s Library, London, where her gang of 1980s women (‘Smooth Operators and Material Girls’) can be seen.

Emma Talbot studied at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. She was Rome Scholar in Fine Art at the British School in Rome in 1995 and Susan Kasen Summers Fellow, Connecticut USA in 1996. She has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Australia and the USA. Her work is included in major public collections.