Diana Taylor’s solo exhibition ‘Phantom Yarns’ opened on Tuesday 29 March at the Cyprus House with a successful private viewing event. The show was launched by HE the High Commissioner of Cyprus, who welcomed the international audience of art professionals and arts enthusiasts to Taylor’s evocative work.
Curated by Maria Stathi, ‘Phantom Yarns’ develops Taylor’s longstanding interest in how we experience and make sense of time in an era of information overload, where abundance and infinite access compete with the urge for order and elucidation. With all material culture at our fingertips, we are more tightly than ever enmeshed in a visual continuum that cuts through the veils of space and temporality. This availability has the effect of intermittently flattening and deepening perspective, leaving us afloat in a world of images, with all its attendant fallout of wonder and disorientation.
Taylor’s practice, encompassing painting, screen-printing, needlework and 3D scanning, imbues the analogue pleasures of touch, layering, tearing and weaving, with the fugitive qualities of the digital realm of abstraction, manipulation and ceaseless mutation.
Text by Isabel de Vasconcellos, 2021.
Diana Taylor is currently a practice-based PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, working in collaboration with the William Morris Gallery, London. Taylor graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2010 with an MFA in Painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Folds of Time, William Morris Gallery, London (Feb-March 2022), Can we Hold on, solo show at Centre of Contemporary Art, Mallorca (Sep 2018- Feb 2019), and group shows: Patternicity, ASC Gallery, London curated by John Walter and Christina Niederberger; Yesterday, Today and Forever: 5 Year Anniversary, Art Seen Contemporary, Nicosia, Cyprus, curated by Maria Stathi; Contemporary British Painting Prize, ASC Gallery, London; A Strange Weave of Time and Space, curated by Jeanine Griffin (2020). Residencies include CCA Andratx, (2018, 2012). She was shortlisted for the ConverseXDazed emerging artist award in 2015. Her work is part of the Cypriot Ministry of Culture, Soho House Mumbai, V&A Museum Print Collection, The British Library (Slade Print Project) and Morgan Stanley public Collection as well in various Private Collections in China, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, UK and the USA.
Duration of exhibition:
29 March – 29 April | Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00
(book a visit via firstname.lastname@example.org)
The exhibition is organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section
and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus – Cultural Services.