Sat, Jul 11, 2020 - Sat, Sep 19, 2020
How does the life of a private person continue in isolation? Without the presence of friends, family, or a lover for years. Now during a global quarantine? It is the mind that exists between reality and fiction that tells me where I can go. Images from high heels, museums, and childhood are missed most but the reality of barren landscapes and indoor lighting are now just as strange. This modern nomad trapped for the moment in the dating desert of suburban Texas keeps his Pleasure Island protected. Protected with handmade fluorescent oil paints, canvases, and memories.
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Tommy Taylor has since moved to Nashville, Knoxville, Iowa City, London, Raleigh, and now Houston. While he continued to develop his work at Goldsmiths University, and acclimating to London life, he quickly traveled throughout Europe and Asia.
Tommy has consistently used his life experiences along with different materials to reflect on the world through his eclectic imagery in which he is committed to an ongoing circuit of public reflection and intrapersonal meaning not only with his art but also with his books, teaching, and art community. While he has work in collections along with a history of exhibitions in the USA and London as an emerging artist he chooses for the moment to teach, work, and write in Houston.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM.
Gallery 100 - The Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX 77007