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Caleb Taylor
updated: 05/15/2011
website: www.calebtaylorart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Bend and Stretch III
Lean
White Window VIII
White Window VII
White WIndow XII
Yellow Arc
White Window IV - Glow
Black Tangle II
White Window and Gesture Knot Series
Gestuer Knot I
Gesture Knot V
Green Tangle
Gesture Knot (Out of Reach)
Gesture Knot (On the Cusp)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, collage, gestural, language
 
 
Bend and Stretch III by Caleb Taylor
Bend and Stretch III
oil and acrylic on canvas
2010
60" x  53"  x 2" 
Lean by Caleb Taylor
Lean
oil and acrylic on canvas
2011
60" x  53"  x 2" 
White Window VIII by Caleb Taylor
White Window VIII
acrylic, gouache, pencil on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
White Window VII by Caleb Taylor
White Window VII
acrylic, gouache, pencil on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
White WIndow XII by Caleb Taylor
White WIndow XII
acrylic, gouache, pencil on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Yellow Arc by Caleb Taylor
Yellow Arc
acrylic, gouache, pencil on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
White Window IV - Glow by Caleb Taylor
White Window IV - Glow
acrylic, gouache, pencil on paper
2010
15" x  17" 
Black Tangle II by Caleb Taylor
Black Tangle II
layered cut paper
2010
15" x  17" 
White Window and Gesture Knot Series by Caleb Taylor
White Window and Gesture Knot Series
acrylic, gouache, pencil, collage on paper
2010
Dimensions variable
Gestuer Knot I by Caleb Taylor
Gestuer Knot I
acrylic, gouache, pencil, collage on paper
2010
15" x  17" 
Gesture Knot V by Caleb Taylor
Gesture Knot V
acrylic, gouache, pencil, collage on paper
2010
15" x  17" 
Green Tangle by Caleb Taylor
Green Tangle
layered cut paper
2010
15" x  17" 
Gesture Knot (Out of Reach) by Caleb Taylor
Gesture Knot (Out of Reach)
enamel on cut aluminum
2010
84" x  89"  x 2" 
Gesture Knot (On the Cusp) by Caleb Taylor
Gesture Knot (On the Cusp)
enamel on cut plastic
2011
46" x  45"  x 2" 

Artist Statement

 I investigate abstract language through a process of concealing and revealing.  This concept develops through the prolific production of drawings, prints, ceramics and installations. Fragments from these media influence my paintings – the flat colors of printing ink, the bulbous forms of pottery, and the monumental scale of installation.  In these searches, methods such as cutting stencils and forming clay tie my ideas to the body and its potential to be dissected and manipulated.  I note similarities between the malleable qualities of clay and flesh and how paint “skins” over with time. Referencing internal and external anatomical forms, my work builds an association between these bodily attributes and my painting process. 

 

In the “Covered” series, I have established the canvas as a body constructed and displayed.  Built from a network of layered spaces, these works are covered by obfuscating forms that stretch from edge to edge and conceal my process history.  My single, direct action of “skinning” over the initial structure harnesses the energy of these visceral spaces while eliminating then re-establishing pictorial preciousness.  The exposed passages become voyeuristic windows that penetrate and redefine these areas like a jab in the gut.    

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2004  BFA Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2007  Summer Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2008 MFA Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011 Parts to a Whole, Goppart Gallery, Leavenworth, KS
2010 Recent Works with Clint Baclawski, Snowflake, St. Louis, MO
2008 Covered, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 New Year, New Paintings, dm contemporary, New York, NY
A Glimpse Inward, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO (curator/exhibitor)
2010 CSF Fellows, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Urban/Suburban, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS
KC Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Cumulus I and II, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO
2009 Censor Approved, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
Beyond Bounds: Glow, Nerman MoCA, Overland Park, KS
AWARDS

2010  Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, Kansas City, MO
2009  Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, Johnson, VT
ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Kansas City, MO
2008  Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, New York, NY
Slideshow Lecture, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
ThinkTank3 Emerging Educator Fellowship, Chicago, IL

RESIDENCIES

2009-10  Urban Culture Project Studio Residency, Kansas City, MO
2009 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008 KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

PUBLICATIONS

2011  New American Painting #95 Midwestern Edition