Artist Statement Fraser Taylor By incorporating a variety of processes and my interest in the sensation of touch and gesture, my work explores the complicated vocabulary of modern abstraction. My work is as much about the particularities of the materials used and whether they are borrowed from popular, indigenous, or alien contexts, as it is about assembling those materials into socio-cultural narrative structures. I purposefully set up situations of physical and psychological tension through the juxtaposition of contrasting components to explore the contingencies of structure and form within the confines of a given space. In this vein, my work has no particular dominant visual reference, but moves fluidly between invocations of landscapes, the openings of the body, architectures and cellular compositions. I envision my work as first and foremost being a representation of psychic spaces and abstracted histories as manifest in the material world.
Artist Bio / CV
FRASER TAYLOR 548 West Briar Place, No. 1F, Chicago, IL 60657 773.529.4538 email@example.com www.frasertaylor.com b. 1960, United Kingdom; lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, USA EDUCATION 1983 Master of Art, Royal College of Art, London, England 1981 Bachelor of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2008 The Childer Street Paintings and Drawings, 1994-2001, Linda Ross Contemporary, Huntington Woods, Michigan Compounded, Alfedena Gallery, Chicago 2007 In Line, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Catch and Release, Art Miami, collaboration with Judith Leemann, sponsored by StART SPACE, London 2006 Reverse Transcriptase, Hyde Park Art Center, In The Loop Gallery, Chicago 2005 Cul de sac, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago Constraints, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney 2004 The Assembled Line, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago From Chicago, Paintings and Prints, Jill George Gallery, London Graft, mn gallery, Chicago 2003 Occupation, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago Edges, Spica Museum, Tokyo Contours, Aurobora Press, San Francisco 2002 Amusements: Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco 2001 Paintings, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago Dialogues Develop, British Art Now, Spica Museum, Tokyo Between Sundays, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney 2000 West Coast, Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo All so Slippery, Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh Placed Apart, Jill George Gallery, London 1999 Out of Place, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sidney SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007 Impossible Violence: A History of Selves, Joshua David Riegel, curator; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago 2006 The Monoprint Show, Jill George Gallery, London Optica, Video Art Festival, Gojon flowers, de de ce, Melbourne Flattened, John Brunetti, curator; Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois 2005 Bilingual, Tracy Taylor, curator; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago PUBLIC COLLECTIONS The Art Institute of Chicago Victoria & Albert Museum, London