BRAD EVAN TAYLOR: RIFT
November 3 - December 13, 2019
The Art Gallery
Events + Programs (events are free and open to the public)
Sunday, November 3
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Gallery walkthrough with Jake Boggs and Brad Taylor
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Joint opening reception with Myths & Mortality
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Art Building is proud to present the exhibition Brad Evan Taylor: Rift, an exhibition of new ceramic works by UHM Professor Brad Evan Taylor. In Rift, Taylor presents two large-scale sectional works, several compressed and rolled masses, and up to 20 small paired masses in various configurations. The show will be on view through December 13, 2019.
The term rift refers in geology to a feature exposed through tearing the earth’s crust, an opening made by splitting or cleaving, to burst open or split. Rift is an action which exposes the space between, and makes the hidden visible. Taylor explores the phenomenological potential of massive slabs of clay. While these new works retain his characteristic style that mingles delicate and fragile qualities within a dense format or a large and impressive-scaled structure, Taylor has primarily been using iron-rich clays for this series, resulting in distinctive black surfaces evocative of painterly brushstrokes. Therefore, instead of the whites and lighter values that resulted from his earlier use of porcelain, the majority of his new works feature deeper and darker tones from metallic oxides and reduction firing.
Taylor is on faculty at the UHM Department of Art and Art History. He received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1992), and a BFA from the University of Utah (1988). He was the artist / factory liaison for the Kohler Arts Industry Program in 1993. Prior to UHM, he has taught ceramics at the University of Utah and Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. He is a member of IAC, the International Academy of Ceramics.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Halekulani Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.
Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 & 29.
For more information please contact Sharon Tasaka at 808.956.8364 and email@example.com