Camilla Taylor, a native of Provo and graduate of the University of Utah, is back in town this week with a solo exhibit and printmaking workshop at Saltgrass Printmakers, as well as an appearance (of her work) at Art Meets Fashion.
Taylor is a printmaker by trade and training — she went to California to pursue an MFA at California State, Long Beach, and has remained in LA — but her works look more like sculpture. She creates the illusions of form and depth by using fabric-based prints and two-dimensional relief print on figurative forms. The prints are usually figurative in nature so the imposition of figure on figure creates an exciting tension that keeps the piece in a tricky no-man’s land between two and three dimensions.
Her exhibit opens this Friday, October 14th, 6-9pm at Saltgrass Printmakers. On October 15 and 16 she will guiding a workshop entitled Alternative Surfaces. Participants will explore printmaking sans paper, using instead fabrics, natural materials, and synthetic plastics. Bleach printing, embossing velvet, potato relief prints on cotton, screenprinting on autumn leaves, and relief printing on plastics will be taught over the two days. Students will go home with a three dimensional print made from the methods taught on the first day, in addition to individual prints made throughout the class.
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