Sunny Taylor: Ebb and Flow
June 26, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Image: Sunny Taylor, Mending a Divide, acrylic on panel, 46 x 40 in.
Nüart Gallery presents, Ebb and Flow, a solo exhibition of new work by Sunny Taylor. The exhibition will run June 26 through July 5, 2020, with a virtual artist talk on Friday, July 5, 4-5 pm.
Sunny Taylor’s signature sculptural paintings are created by meticulously working the surface of her paintings through layering, scraping, sanding, and stenciling. Taylor rarely touches a paintbrush, but instead prefers palette knives, squeegee, and tape as her tools of choice. Her resulting compositions bear a “built”, and a simultaneously painterly aesthetic, with gorgeous textures and surface detail.
In her new exhibition, Ebb and Flow, Sunny Taylor explores interpersonal connection through abstract paintings. “This exhibition became much more ‘human’ than I had expected,” Taylor writes. “These paintings explore ideas about unity and harmony within relationships, physical and spiritual oneness, our need for one another, mending our divides, and more. The exhibition title Ebb and Flow alludes to both the patterns and forms in the work, but also the concept of continual growth and decline. Visual instances of this concept have always fascinated me and fueled my work. The ebb and flow we witness within our own selves, our relationships, and our communities can be something marvelous, perplexing, challenging, and beautiful to behold as well.”