Swing Space Gallery Hosts Summer Exhibition
Covering a decade of studio production, the exhibition Excessive and Incomplete features works by Ohio State senior lecturer Chris Taylor, and will be on view Thursday, June 28, through Thursday, July 26, at the Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St. in the Gateway complex. The exhibtion reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 5, 5-8 pm.
The floral and textural patterns in Taylor's paintings, along with silhouettes of familiar still-life objects, are doubled, flipped, and rotated on a variety of stretched materials, ranging from the nearly total transparency of clear plastic to the near opacity of blackout cloth. He often paints on both the back and the front of these materials, and creates a wide range of visually complex elements. Likewise, Taylor's drawings are intimate, absorbing still-lifes that encourage close contemplation. Echoing his paintings, objects in these works are frequently repreated and reversed, often through the use of mirrors included in the depicted work or in the form of shadows or paper stencils.
During the exhibition, Chris Taylor will be in residence at Swing Space Gallery, transforming a portion of the space into a working studio. Visitors are welcome to stop by and engage in informal conversations with the artist when he is on site. Taylor has an MFA degree in painting from Ohio State, and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Art at Ohio State's Newark campus.