New Work by Brian Taylor
Opening reception Thursday April 13, 6-9pm
Open Thursday April 20 and Saturday April 29, 6-9 pm
or by appointment
Brian Taylor is probably best known for his exquisitely crafted sculptures which magically transform common, almost
boring materials into subtly sublime representations of the everyday, the under-noticed or the overlooked;
from dew drops on a window, to dust piles, awnings and satellites. Brian hasn’t disclosed what he
will present in this exhibition, except that it is about that magic moment of revelation, of transformation,
that second when everything changes; and it utilizes video and some yards of corduroy and maybe some other stuff.
Mr. Taylor spent his youth walking around Detroit in yellow corduroys, rocking a white-boy-afro and listening
to Smashing Pumpkins and Led Zeppelin even though, I think, it being Detroit he should have been wearing a hoodie,
cut his hair real short and been listening to the Stooges, Destroy All Monsters, or perhaps Eminem. But he didn’t go to
Cranbrook and from what I gather that makes all the difference . I’m not sure when or how he discovered art,
but we should be thankful he did, since it brought him to Chicago. His years of study at SAIC  have been
followed by intellectual investigation, brainstorming, wood-shedding, keg-standing and, of course, tons of
exhibitions in Chicago, around the US   and one in Texas. All of this has
left Brian’s work distilled down and aged to the golden clarity, purity, beauty and perfection of say…Bushmill’s.
Mmm, yes... Say it with me… Bushmill’s…
And like Bushmill’s, Brian’s work can be sipped or slammed, neat or on-the-rocks and while it goes down smooth it will
creep up on you, leave you with a hangover, but keep you coming back for more.