Monday, April 21, 2008

Timothy Hawkesworth at the Taylor Gallery

Good to see a new artist at the Taylor – well new to me anyway. They are inclined to rely on their tried and tested stable of artists. On first encounter the work suggests Jackson Pollock (a chaos of swirling colour) and you feel that this show is an anachronism. But on closer inspection they are quite different - the swirls don’t cohere the way Pollock’s do. There’s something different going on here. Hawkesworth’s own words describe them best: “rectangles of burning consciousness”. Well worth a look.