‘Looking Glass’ sneak peek #2 – Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor
Acrylic, cut paper, HB pencil, cut out silk screened images on paper mounted to wood panel
This is the 2nd in our sneak peek series leading up to our ‘Looking Glass’ exhibit taking place during Art Basel this December in Miami at the Gen Art Vanguard Fair (see previous post for full details). We’re aiming to have a digital collector preview go out the week of the show (Dec. 4th – Dec. 7th), so please let us know if you’d like to receive that.
Look for additional ‘sneak peeks’ to be posted in the coming weeks and be sure to watch Arrested Motion for live blogging from Miami during Art Basel / Gen Art Vanguard.
The work of Peter Taylor is all about finding ‘balance’, both in life and in the creative process. Showing strength in both drawing and collage based work, Taylor‘s latest series continues to explore themes of joy; and how one needs to find balance in all things to achieve that. I have to say that looking at his work brings on a calming, meditative state of sorts for me.
Taylor comments further on the characters that populate his world, “Sometimes I think they are enlightened and wise, but most of the time I think they have found wisdom to enjoy the present, while celebrating their personal journey. They are therapeutic for me and help me find my own balance.”
In addition to the collage based piece previewed above, Taylor will also be exhibiting five beautifully detailed graphite works on paper that have been nicely custom framed for the fair.
His contributions to the ‘Looking Glass’ exhibit are the first step in building towards his debut Los Angeles solo show with us during fall 2010.
Taylor has shown all over North America during the past few years, building a loyal following for his Budha inspired work in the process. His work has shown with such respected galleries as BLVD. Gallery (Seattle), Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles/San Francisco), Gallery 16 1/2 (Vancouver) and was also included in the ‘Superhero’ exhibit curated by Murphy Design at this past summer’s ComiCon Convention in San Diego.

Thinkspace’s "Looking Glass" exhibit @ GenArt Vanguard fair…

‘Looking Glass’

The ‘Looking Glass’ exhibit will offer a sampling of new works from artsits that will be showing with us during our 2009 and 2010 programs and beyond

Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair
at Charcoal Studios in the Wynwood Arts District
2135 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Runs 12-04-08 through 12-07-08 during Art Basel in Miami, Florida

Full line up for fair (alphabetical by first name):

Allison Sommers http://www.flickr.com/photos/on_a_boutade
Amy Crehore http://www.amycrehore.com/
Andrew Hem http://www.andrewhem.com/
Anthony Pontius http://anthonypontius.vox.com/
Andy Kehoe http://www.andykehoe.net/
ARMSROCK http://www.armsrock.blogspot.com/
Audrey Kawasaki http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/
Bo130 http://www.bo130.org/
Brandi Milne http://www.brandimilne.com/
Brian M. Viveros http://www.brianmviveros.com/
Camilla d’Errico http://www.camilladerrico.com/
Cherri Wood http://cherriwood.livejournal.com/
Damon Soule http://www.damonsoule.com/
Dan-ah Kim http://www.dkim-art.com/
David MacDowell http://www.macdowellstudio.com/
ELBOW-TOE http://street-fodder.blogspot.com/
Ekundayo http://www.ekundayo.com/
Esao Andrews www.esao.net
Fafi http://www.fafi.net/
Imminent Disaster http://www.flickr.com/photos/disasterstrikes/
Joao Ruas http://souvlaki.jp-ar.org/
Kelly Vivanco http://www.kellyvivanco.com/
KMNDZ (aka Johnny Rodriguez) http://www.kmndz.com/
KuKula http://www.kukulaland.com/
Matthew Feyld http://matthewfeyld.blogspot.com/
Michael Alvarez www.michaelalvarezart.com
Microbo http://www.microbo.com/
Mr. Jago http://www.mrjago.com/
Paul Barnes http://www.paul-barnes.com/
Peter Taylor http://www.handmadefeat.com/
Reuben Rude http://www.reubenrude.com/
Robert Pokorny http://www.ripgallery.com/Site/Home.html
Sarah Joncas http://www.teapartylove.digitalinkz.com/
Seth Armstrong www.setharmstrong.com
Stella Im Hultberg http://www.stellaimhultberg.com/
Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre) http://www.neasdencontrolcentre.com/ncc.html
Timothy Karpinski http://timothykarpinski.com/
Tony Philippou http://www.tonyphilippou.com/
Yosuke Ueno http://www.spaceegg77.com/

Thurs, Dec. 4, 2008:
VIP and Press Preview: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Public Reception: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 5, 2008:
General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gen Art Official Party: 8 p.m. – Midnight

Sat, Dec. 6, 2008:
General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 7, 2008:
General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA
M Modern California – Palm Springs, CA
Murphy Design – San Diego, CA
Yves Laroche Gallery – Montreal, Quebec
Antikulture Gallery – Miami, FL
Pop Art Studios & Gallery – Miami, FL

Featuring a Special Viewing presented by Fage Total of new works from:
James Marshall (Dalek)
AJ Fosik
Gary Baseman

Plus Live Performances from:
Graffiti Research Lab (aka G.R.L.)

Gen Art invites you to the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair presented by FAGE Total happening alongside this year’s Art Basel in Miami. In partnership with Francesco LoCastro, the four-day art fair will take place from December 4-7th and brings together some of the top galleries, artists, and individuals who are helping to define the New Contemporary art movements from Pop Surrealism and New Brow to Urban Contemporary.

Building on the highly successful 2007 Vanguard Exhibition at Art Basel Miami, the goal of the fair is to advance the dialogue about these emerging contemporary art movements and their cultural context. Vanguard Art Fair takes place in the stunning Charcoal Studios where guests will enjoy gallery booths, media lounge, specialty cocktails daily from 4pm-6pm and other special programming to be announced shortly.

On Friday, December 5th, from 8pm-midnight the exhibition will be additionally highlighted through the Official Vanguard Opening Party featuring interactive installations, performance artists, music and more!

Gen Art Vanguard is a New Contemporary Art Fair founded by Gen Art to provide a fine art exhibition platform for emerging artists and to give leading contemporary art galleries access to an international network of collectors. As the first annual art fair of its kind, Vanguard represents a new forum, committed to advocating the historical significance of New Contemporary, while showcasing cutting edge talent that is mastering the amalgamation of Fine Art and mainstream culture. The goal of the art fair is to further advance the dialogue of new contemporary art movements, from their cultural roots to their current influence.

More details and sneak peeks posted soon…