Jess Taylor, Portraits of Monsters (detail), 2017, lenticular print, 13x13cm
About the exhibition
Adelaide-based emerging artist Jess Taylor explores the notion that, whatever their impact, images of violence do not work alone. It is the viewer and the subjectivities that each bring to images of violence that allow them to, and ultimately impact how, they bleed into reality.
All Killer is an exhibition of photo-based artworks exploring the horror genre both as an expression of collective cultural fears and as a form of popular entertainment. Drawing upon the horror genre’s dominant concerns and utilising materials that reference its affective intentions and tendency towards gimmickry, All Killer invites the viewer to reflect on their own subjective responses to horror, a genre proliferated by images of suffering in which we are all nonetheless implicit.
Jess Taylor, Portraits of Monsters, 2016, lenticular prints