Robert Taylor

This evening we went to the vernissage of a small photographic exhibition in a local gallery which is, in reality, normally an artist’s studio. The conceit was simple; a male photographer (Robert Taylor) exploring what it is to be a woman and a female photographer (raffa k.) exploring the opposite. Raffa k. left visitors to find their own way around her art, which was fine, but through his programme notes Taylor led his viewers into the maze that he himself had explored: ‘As a gay man it’s tricky enough just trying to work out what being a man can mean, never mind what it’s like or what it means to be a woman.’ I like the idea of the artist lending her house to fellow artists and the public. The exhibition – its small scale, the hospitality, the artist’s space – was great fun.