Kim Rae Taylor, “Rendered Complete Equals”

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Kim Rae Taylor, Plastoxity, 2018, oil and mixed media on panel, 36 x 72 in.

Kim Rae Taylor
Rendered Complete Equals
On view: April 16 – May 18, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, April 19, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public

Painter Kim Rae Taylor, who lives and works in Cincinnati, will exhibit a series of mixed media paintings in an exhibition titled Rendered Complete Equals. Of her work, Taylor says, “Through mixed media painting and drawing, I experiment with the pictorial function of words by deconstructing textual elements alongside organic forms found in nature. The integration of collage media provides a way to establish a visual dialogue between both natural and manmade symbols. The resulting imagery is gradually developed through the layering of paint with a wide array of castoff bits gathered from unexpected sources.”

Taylor has served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College since 2006; she is currently an Associate Professor of Art. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati and her BFA from The College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation and product design. She travels frequently for work and research, including artist residencies at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, and the Cill Rialaig Project in County Kerry, Ireland.

In conjunction with her exhibition at Rosewood Gallery, Taylor will lead a master workshop on collage painting on Thursday, May 10 from 6-9pm. Workshop fees are $15 resident/$20 non-resident. Space is limited; call 937-296-0294 to register.

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