Ben Luke | The Evening Standard | 30th June 2022
Talbot is having a moment – being hung at the Venice Biennale and winning a major art prize that comes with a solo show. The show takes the story of Hercules and reimagines it with an older woman protagonist. It’s a neat twist that allows Talbot’s paintings, which fuse “patterning, abstraction and lyrical figuration”, to extol matriarchal wisdom. One critic wonders if this makes the show “overtly feminist”. Not at all, says this writer “[Talbot] is a true visionary”.