Alison Elizabeth Taylor Exhibition: "Un/Inhabited"
Sep. 10 – Oct. 29, 2010
Pei Ling Chan Gallery | 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah, Ga.
Nov. 09 – Dec. 30, 2010
Marriott Courtyard Charleston Historic District | 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C.
The SCAD exhibitions department presents "Un/Inhabited" an exhibition of two-dimensional works and an installation by Alison Elizabeth Taylor who introduces marquetry, or wood veneer inlay, into the vocabulary of contemporary art. With this intricate technique, once the mark of status and luxury, Taylor elevates her choice of imagerydesolate Western landscapes and the outsiders who inhabit them. In doing so, her pieces are charged with social and economic commentary on American life today.
Pei Ling Chan Gallery
Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Reception: Friday, Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. (Held in conjunction with the SCAD Savannah Gallery Hop.)
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 10–5:30 p.m.
ACA Gallery of SCAD
Artist Gallery Talk: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Reception: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Alison Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1973, Selma, Alabama) earned an M.F.A. in visual art from Columbia University, New York, New York (2005) and a B.F.A. (summa cum laude) from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (2001). In addition to those at SCAD, Taylor has had recent solo exhibitions at The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio (2009); and James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York (2010, 2008 and 2006). Her work was recently featured in the "185th Annual: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art" at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, New York (curated by Nancy Malloy and Marshall Price). Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, Art in America, Modern Painters, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The New York Times, the Village Voice, and The Washington Post, to name a few. She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award in 2009. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.