Strata & Cipher: Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor brings together two artists who work closely with color and layering, and have developed a process-oriented studio practice that transforms surprising source materials into metaphors for their experiences. Manger uses monoprinting techniques to create richly composed images that reference the textures of moving waterways, and Taylor collects found materials to inform his use of shape, color, and surface, creating sculptures reminiscent of weathered urban artifacts.Read More
The exhibition CHROMA was featured as a "Best Bet" in Milwaukee Magazine's January issue. Here is what editor Clare Hanan had to say:
Bright, permeating and myriad colors can often be curative in an oppressively cold environment. This month, works of all shades fill Tory Folliard Gallery, including those of metal sculptor Richard Taylor, along with Jason Rohlf’s geometric, dizzying acrylic paintings and Derrick Buisch’s oil abstractions. Jeremy Popelka’s amoeba-like glass sculptures will provoke and perplex. And Mark Ottens’ multilayered, psychedelic paintings will offer a study in painstaking self-discipline. Collectively, it’s a remedy with just enough burn to get those neurons firing again. (Claire Hanan)
➞ Chroma (Jan. 9-Feb. 28). Tory Folliard Gallery. 233 N. Milwaukee St., 414-273-7311, toryfolliard.com.
Richard Taylor is having an exhibition of his sculpture, including his new "Excavation" series in "Abstract Conversations" at Port Washington's Gallery 224. There will be an opening reception and Artist Talk on Friday, January 31 from 5 to 7 pm.
Gallery 224 is located at 224 E. Main Street, Port Washington, WI. "Abstract Conversations" runs through March 1st.Read More
Richard Taylor describes the inspiration behind his work best when he says, “My work allows the cadences, rhythms and syncopations of music and poetry to find themselves in visual expressions in paint, metal and space. I distill my emotional history with my daily perceptions to create two- and three-dimensional statements which speak of my walk through life.” Taylor‘s sculptures have a quiet, anchoring presence. Made from welded steel and structured from geometric shapes that seem to float together, Taylor sets the stage for the enamel paintings he finishes the pieces with. “First Take” which measures 74.5×13.5×6 inches is abstract, composed of both irregular shapes and a system of pattern. The painterly surface does not completely hide the steel, but seems to work with it. The exposed welds lend an organic quality, and the concurrence of the colors give “First Take” a gentle, graceful movement.Read More
Marks in Mitchell, an aluminum and enamel wall sculpture which measures approximately 45x48x12 inches embodies many of the qualities Milwaukee sculptor Richard Taylor is celebrated for. Juxtaposing vividly colored, irregular shapes in a dynamic manner makes for a rhythmic and expressive work with perfect blend of abstract sculpture and painting. Suitable for indoors or out, Taylor’s work makes any location seem special. Richard Taylor will be presenting new work for our Summer in Wisconsin exhibition which takes place July 1st through September 3rd. Click to see more of Richard Taylor’s work.