Visual Arts Program
 


Saturday, September 13, 2008 — Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rodney Taylor

Rodney Taylor

Buffalo artist Rodney Taylor's most recent painted works on paper combine fiercely energetic rendering with blunt symbols and icons in a hybrid that addresses itself to the emotional state of the union circa 2008. Using a tree as the central image throughout the series, Taylor takes the icon through successive degrees of devastation and dissolution. From a sick bed, to sprouting, blood red, from the top of the Capital Dome, through floods and fire and ultimate annihilation, Taylor presents an arc of potential self-destruction that is both a narrative omen and emotional rollercoaster.

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RODNEY TAYLOR - 2008
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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...