Henry Taylor

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Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 6-8pm

Taylor has developed a unique visual dialect wedded to the downtown – Los Angeles community he calls home, addressing his subjects with the ease of an insider and the hand of an outsider. An acute documentarian of his community, Taylor fits squarely into the lineage of painter as social observer, channeling amongst others, Alice Neel, Toulouse Lautrec and John Singer Sargent.
Taylor’s paintings and sculptures are often constructed in a frenetic manner using partial gestures, half-phrases or incomplete figures painted on surfaces as varied as cigarette packs, cereal and beer boxes or suitcases. Propped on plywood and defined both by their unique handmade construction and shabby materials, they exist as accumulations of found objects and linked to their surroundings, breath with life by their maker.
Henry Taylor (b. 1958, Oxnard, CA) has been honored with solo museum exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 2007, the Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA, 2008, Human Nature: Contemporary art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. And group exhibitions at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, MOCA North Miami, Miami FL, Peres Projects, Berlin, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Milliken Gallery, Sweden. Henry Taylor received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.

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2727 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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