Steve Talbot’s unique exhibition Byron’s Bears & Other Fables supports The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art exhibition: Frankenstein 2018 which is currently on display at Kirkby Gallery.
Steve Talbot welcomes a new way of thinking about boxes and has said he has always had a fascination with them, particularly the kind his gifts and toys were packaged in as a child. He describes how boxes serve a purpose most us take for granted and don’t think twice about; preserving and protecting our beloved objects.
Like the Frankenstein 2018 exhibition which is inspired by the legendary Mary Shelley novel, much of the work in Steve’s ‘Byron’s Bears’ is inspired by literature. The interaction of literature and art will always encourage questions about interpretation, influence and originality – if you take a visit, remember to think ‘outside of the box’!
One of the items on display
The exhibition also features work with a historical element from when it was created, particularly the 18th and 19th century. The pieces of art include illustrations of literary works, memorial boxes to writers and souvenirs of a certain time.
The boxes and other collections Steve keeps are presented as treasured collections and fossils of memories – see them for yourself at Kirkby Gallery now until 26 January 2019.
If you haven’t heard about ‘The Liverpool and Knowsley Book Art Exhibition’, inspired by Frankenstein which Kirkby Gallery is also home to, read about it here.