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Watchlist Artist: Zin Taylor

Jessica Bradley Gallery is pleased to present Brussels-based Canadian artist Zin Taylor’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.Since 2012, Taylor’s ongoing body of work, The Story of Stripes and Dots, has been exhibited internationally. Spanning sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, video and sound, Taylor’s storytelling begins with formal hallmarks of abstraction, the stripe and the dot.  With an expansive and philosophical approach to art making, Taylor employs familiar visual cues to probe the malleable and mysterious divisions between concept and material. He asks how objects might translate thought and how ideas can find tangible articulation in form.

Taylor employs a rudimentary, handmade approach to material construction, fashioning a playful visual vocabulary that is entirely his own. With comedic instincts, he variously describes his delicately suspended painted plaster mobiles as snakes, fingers pulled from the sea, and stripes floating in space, punctuated by dots. 

(text source: Jessica Bradley Gallery)

 Zin Taylor,  Double Sliver / Stripes and Dots, 2013,  Plaster, wood, acrylic paint, epoxy clay,  133.4 x 25.4 x 24.1 cm (52.5 x 10 x 9.5 in.);  Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto


More on Zin Taylor (b. 1978, Calgary, Canada)

Writing is central to Zin Taylor’s practice. Parallel to a number of artist books, Taylor has made a series of sculptural works the artist proposes as a form of storytelling. By substituting objects for words, Taylor seeks not to assert equivalence between the two so much as establish the essentially spatialized perception he has of the way language functions. A striking clarity defines the artist’s vision. Taylor sees in language—in art—the highly defined dimensions of a world he can work within.

(text source: e-flux)

Education: MFA, University of Guelph, 2005. BFA, Alberta College of Art and Design, 2000.

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Jessica Bradley GalleryGalerie VidalCuglietta)


[Image on top: Zin Taylor, A Portrait of Arranged Parts (Stripes and Dots) , 2013, Plaster, wood, wire, acrylic paint , 38.5 x 12.6 x 11.75 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto]

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/23

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