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[DIS]PLACED: Taylor Wright and Katie Meservy Strader at Downtown Artist Collective

Salt Lake City
August 16 thru September 15
Gallery Stroll Reception August 16 from 6pm – 9pm
Downtown Artist Collective
100 South 258 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Saturday from 2pm – 6pm or by appointment

downtownartistcollective.org

Taylor Wright – Artist [www.tswrightstudio.com / tswrightfineart@gmail.com] Taylor’s latest series of oil paintings explores the monolithic and monumental. Like all monuments, the figures that appear in these paintings function as avatars of political and cultural systems. He hopes to produce a certain tension by recontextualizing these monuments spatially and physically. Contrasting these figures with scenes of catastrophe and war reflects a certain kind of political eschatology or civilizational death-drive that defines the modern era. Katie Meservy Strader – Artist [www.katiestrader.com / kstrader3699@msn.com] In this work Katie is exploring multiple forms of boundaries and expectations. Each painting begins as a written response to a real life moment where expectations couldn’t be met. This text becomes the bones of her living landscapes (a traditionally accepted genre of painting for women). And while the doubling of edges functions both as a visual device and an arbitrarily enforced limitation upon her, Katie holds no reverence for the traditional performance of a landscape. She alters the way we think of landscapes by tearing and manipulating the horizons and planes we expect to see.

About the Downtown Artists Collective We are an artist co-op founded by local artists and entrepreneurs, a place for artists and the community to come together through galleries, studio, and learning space located in Downtown Salt Lake City. We strive to create a community where artists can reflect, collaborate, and share in a cooperative environment. Our goal is to provide a space for excellent artists to exhibit work and share skills with each other and the community. The DAC is an artist-run gallery. Artists staff the gallery and operate all aspects of the business.

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