Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quinn Taylor

From my review of Providence artist Quinn Taylor’s just closed show “1979-2009” at Stairwell Gallery in Providence:
Quinn Taylor of Providence makes philosophical wisecracks about the nature of art in "1979-2009" at Stairwell Gallery. The art includes black-and-white paintings of classical sculpture; bucolic landscapes seemingly blotted out by large lopsided rectangles; shiny silver paint covering cockeyed quadrilateral canvases that look like glam Ellsworth Kelly covers; and paint slathered Abstract Expressionist-style on top of what seems like images of Earth from space. In the middle of the gallery is a sculpture of giant Groucho Marx-like nose and glasses titled “In My Absence.” They're all shot through with a dry, smart wit that tries to make you think but doesn't necessarily make you laugh.
Read the rest here.

Quinn Taylor, "1979-2009,” Stairwell Gallery, 504 Broadway, Providence, May 21 to June 21, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Quinn Taylor, installation shot featuring “In My Absence”; “Greatest Hits Vol. 1” and “Untitled.”


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