L.G. T A L B O T
As an undergraduate I studied ceramic sculpture and I continued to express myself through clay for many years. I threw and hand built vessel after vessel but I wanted more color on the surface of my sculpture. I loved the work of Peter Voulkos who is best known for his abstract expressionist Interpretation of ceramic sculpture. While visiting Betty Woodmans’ ceramic studio in Italy I was struck by her use of bright color and bold gestural marks.
I began experimenting with paint instead of glazes in an effort to achieve the pallet and powerful marks I desired. One day, frustrated and burned out by this process, I started throwing fist full of clay at a huge white wall in the studio. The process turned into vibrant splatters of paint over gobs of clay. This became the nexus of my work as I cast India ink, oil paints, and a multitude of other supplies onto the wall. I became lost in this new medium- rubbing, brushing and creating. Canvas is now my focus . I am currently a full-time artist and have a studio in Easthampton, MA.
My work may also be seen on Instagram.
2019 Resist, Hampden Gallery. University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA.
2018 Resist, St. Germaine Art Gallery. Western New England University Springfield, MA.
2017 L.G. Talbot, Atwood Gallery@ CDH. Northampton, MA.
2016 L.G. Talbot Studios #510. One Cottage Street Gallery Exhibit. Easthampton, MA.
2020 Pushing The Envelope. PULP. 80 Race Street. Holyoke, MA.
2017 Monster Arts Project. MAP (Mill Arts Project). Easthampton, MA.
2015 HallSpace Art Gallery. Dorchester, MA.
2015 Hampden Gallery. (Project 1-2-1) University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.
1994 M.A. Lesley College, Boston, MA.
1989 B.F.A. University of Tennessee, Chattanooga,TN.
1992 Penland School of Craft. Bakersville, NC. Robert Turner intensive.
1991 Appalachian Center for Craft. Tennessee Tech University. Smithville, TN.
1990 U.G.A. University of Georgia Studies Abroad. Cortona, Italy.