Go See: Alison Elizabeth Taylor’s woodwork at James Cohan, NY through June 21

June 2nd, 2008

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Era of Argus (2007) via NY Times

From May 22 – June 21, the James Cohan Gallery presents the works of Alison Elizabeth Taylor.  This will be her second solo show at the gallery.  She is best known for using the medium of wood marquetry. The artist creates narrative works which show American life with the underlying theme of violence and sexual tension. Taylor’s modern stories show the estrangement from nature. The subject matter is the barren American West and culture’s castaways.

James Cohan Gallery
Alison Elizabeth Taylor: New Works [Art Info]
An Artist Breathes New Life Into Renaissance Ways With Wood [NY Times]

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Hank (2007) via NY Times

Taylor is looking for new ways to experiment with wood such as pyrography, or wood-burning art.  The artist is also planning on creating a room sized installation as well.

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Swimming Pool (2006) via NY Times

Image via James Cohan Gallery