In an epoch of ever-increasing global dysfunction and social networking angst, it seems no bad thing to indulge in a little nostalgic tail-gazing from time to time.
As such, the latest exhibition from recent art school graduate, Jayne Taylor provides a moment of irony-riddled escapism in the throes of London’s unassuming NO:ID Gallery.
Taking her cue from arcane advertising campaigns and 1950’s postcard-style set-ups, Taylor has produced a series of other-era inspired images, seen through an equally esoteric 3D viewing device - built specifically for the exhibition.
Featuring a range of shots which wouldn’t look out of place on a novelty greetings card stand - the selection of shag-pile bound astronauts, crazy paving backdrops and cocktail-dress adorned housewives are made all the more enthralling by their three dimensional exposition.
In a suitable connection with Taylor’s archaically staged scenes - the photographs come viewed in stereoscopic (3D) format – reviving a craze which last saw light in 1950’s America.
Visible to only one person at a time through the specially created device, the dioramas draw the spectator in, with their 19th century tableaux stylings – traversing the boundary between photography and film, and drawing us into an unforeseen other world. Unexpectedly accomplished stuff from this more than welcome art world newcomer.