Alison Elizabeth Taylor's Marquetry and Interview

Here are a couple of works from Alison Elizabeth Taylor's exhibition at James Cohen Gallery. Roberta Smith wrote
“Silver Fox” is an elegant, playful riff on wood grain made from various kinds of veneer in tones of brown, gray and silver. They are assembled into an ambiguous image that alternately reads as flat and abstract, and as cavernous and scary (something like a Charles Burchfield); big, noticeably fake facsimiles of wood knots add to the spatial confusion.
Read the full review here.
Alex Greenberg interviewed Taylor about her use of marquetry stating..
For Taylor, marquetry is a way to explore nature's role in contemporary society, with an eye to current world ecological (and economic) crises.
They talk about her interest in reviving this 15th century technique and her artistic influences check out the interview in Artspace here
Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Silver Fox, Wood veneer and shellac on panel, 53 x 51

ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR
The Optimist's Ennui, 2013, Wood veneer, shellac and acrylic on panel, 62 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.

ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR
The Optimist's Ennui (detail), 2013, Wood veneer, shellac and acrylic on panel, 62 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.


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