ACT LIKE A MAN 2017

JAMES TYLOR
ACT LIKE A MAN

2017

EXHIBITION TEXTS

Act Like a Man is an exhibition of new daguerreotypes by James Tylor examining traditional masculinity in contemporary Australia. His practice examines concepts around cultural identity in Australian contemporary society and social history. Tylor’s multi-cultural heritage – Aboriginal, Maori and European – is a focus of his artwork, which recognises the profound impact of colonisation and migration.

“In mainstream society, there are many stereotypes of male masculinity that determine how men are meant to behave. A man in Australia is expected to be strong physically, curb emotions, have children, a job, drive a car, own a house and behave in a certain way. These pressures can be enormous and without support and guidance it is easy to understand how things can go awry.” - JT.