The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 2)
March 24 to May 5, 2012
Saturday March 24
4 to 6 PM, artist present
Zin Taylor, The Story of Stripes and Dots (Sea Horse with markings), 2012, colour photograph
Currently based in Brussels, Canadian artist Zin Taylor returns to Toronto for his highly anticipated third solo exhibition at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects. Critically acclaimed internationally for his elaborate installations encompassing elements of performance and sculpture along with drawing, photography, and video, Taylor's work revisits the process, construction and inscription of form through specific cultural histories. In the words of curator Dieter Roelstraete, his works "signal a definite shift toward a fundamental interrogation of sculpture's basic language, if not of the very assumptions that underlie the enterprise of sculpture and art as such. How do forms come about? Do materials have a will of their own, content to speak through Zin Taylor's hands as long as he's able to give voice to matter's inner thought?"
Taylor has had recent solo exhibitions at MuHKA, Antwerp; The Artist's Institute, New York; KIOSK Gallery, Ghent; Supportico Lopez, Berlin; Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany; Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Centre PasquART, Biel; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto and Presentation House, Vancouver.
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