Andrea Taylor, "Rapture of The Deep", 2016
Andrea Taylor, "Rapture of The Deep", 2016, palladium print & acrylic paint, 11" x 13"
Back Gallery Project, (Vancouver, BC) is pleased to invite you to the first solo exhibit of Andrea Taylor with the gallery.
Opening Reception, October 6, 6-8PM
Reference images from stills of the 1896 film showing Loïe Fuller’s Serpentine Dance are pushed though various strategies and filters in Andrea’s process which includes a variety of media and an interest in visceral responses to visual art. Playful use of this 19th century imagery allows us into the artist’s mind as she imagines this abstract figure as a time traveller and an avatar for herself and for the viewer if they would like to join in. The time traveller manifests in this exhibition as bronze sculpture, as palladium prints with interventions, as oil paintings and even as acrylic paint on photographs. In one of the bodies of work included in this exhibition, historic Canadian landscape paintings are printed as photographs and abstract figures are painted on them in powerful monumental poses. These time travellers are accessing our idealized Canadian landscapes in these photographs of paintings, but show us their own real-life painty materiality in their powerful, sculptural non-idealized female forms.
About the artist
Andrea received an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014 and most recently she completed a month long collaborative residency, artist talk and exhibition with Margery Theroux in Port Chester, NY at Miranda Arts Project Space (2015). Other recent shows include Port City Gallery in Portland OR, Bjornson Studio Vancouver, DownStreet Art in North Adams MA, Moving Art in Vancouver 2014, Portraits of Brief Encounters group show curated by Elliat Albrecht and a solo exhibit at Malaspina Printmakers. In 2011 Andrea accepted the invitation to make prints with master printer Chris Dunnett at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC. Andrea teaches Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.