Balloon is delighted to invite you to Peculiarities, or the World Contracted, New Works by Fraser Taylor. After a four year focus on video, performance, and drawing, Taylor returns to painting with a new cycle of works that celebrate the queer and the eccentric in a tradition of Romantic British painting extending from Blake to Derek Jarman. The works imply a history of occurrences, desires, sexual encounters, loss and recovery. Concerns with the phallus, openings of the body, and the sexual are clearly visible. Special thanks to the Dandies, Eccentrics, Queens and Queers whose strokes in the mind and on the canvas now hang in galleries Royal and National.