Much of Taylor’s art is inspired by nature and the natural world that surrounds each of us. He is also inspired by artists, poets and musicians. Significant artists whom Taylor has researched and studied include the poet Octavio Paz, writer James Dickey, artist Milton Resnick, artist James Surls and musician/composer Charlie Haden.
In this exhibit, Taylor hopes to convey the beauty of the environment and the splendor of the outdoors through the landscapes that he depicts. His artistic philosophy is “I believe that the true experience of nature is not only in what we see, but also what we feel about what we see,” stated Taylor. “My art is an attempt to portray the illusive qualities of the light, color and movement within a particular natural environment.”
Taylor is a graduate of The University of Memphis with B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art. He is currently a Professor of Art at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia and serves as Chair for the Art department.
Taylor is both nationally and internationally recognized, having held numerous exhibitions around the world ranging from Jefferson City, Tenn., to the Czech Republic. He has received several grants to continue his work; most recently, he was the only American recipient of the 2009 Liquitex Corporation’s Individual Artist Grant.
Translated Landscapes runs through April 24. ⌘The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. The Janice Mason Art Museum is a subsidiary – along with Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre – of the Cadiz Community Arts Center.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Cadiz Community Arts Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This press release was submitted by Paula Lisowsky, administrator of the Janice Mason Art Museum.