Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.

Al Taylor

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings and assemblages by Al Taylor, the artist's fourth solo show at David Zwirner and the first presentation of his work at our London gallery. The exhibition will focus on works Taylor created during the mid- to late- 1980s and will include a selection of the artist's earliest threedimensional objects constructed out of humble and sometimes humorous materials that he had scavenged from rubbish on the streets of New York City.

Having begun his studio practice as a painter and draughtsman, in 1985 Taylor devised a uniquely innovative approach to process and materials that encompassed two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional constructions, thereby creating compositions which were grounded in the formal concerns of painting. Taylor ultimately sought to expand the possibilities of vision by creating new ways of experiencing and imagining space, and his work provides the viewer with an insight into the artist’s thinking and his investigations of perception across several dimensions.

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Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.
Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.
Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.
Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.
Installation view of the exhibition Al Taylor, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2014.
An untitled sculpture by Al Taylor, dated 1986.

Al Taylor

Untitled, 1986
Wooden broomsticks with enamel paint mounted on Formica laminate base
73 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (186.7 x 29.8 x 32.4 cm)
A sculpture by Al Taylor, titled Mohawk (Hairstyle), dated 1988.

Al Taylor

Mohawk (Hairstyle), 1988
Wooden broomsticks with enamel paint mounted on Formica laminate with latex paint
63 x 7 1/4 x 32 inches (160 x 18.4 x 81.3 cm)

Featuring text by Robert Storr, and an interview with the artist by Ulrich Loock, this publication looks at the work of an artist whose intimate view of the world was explored using any media available. Constantly observing whatever was around him, from pet stains on urban streets to styrofoam floats washed up on a Hawaiian beach, Taylor deftly abstracted simple objects and imagery into a unique body of work that is both complex and humorous.

An untitled painting by Al Taylor, circa 1985.

Al Taylor

[no title], ca. 1985
Acrylic paint on newsprint
12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (31.4 x 24.1 cm)
An untitled painting by Al Taylor, circa 1985.

Al Taylor

[no title], ca. 1985
Acrylic paint on newsprint
12 7/16 x 9 5/16 inches (31.6 x 23.7 cm)

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