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Brad Evan Taylor: Rift  
November 3 – December 13, 2019
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Art Building
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Art Building is proud to present the exhibition
Brad Evan Taylor: Rift, an exhibition of new ceramic works by UHM Professor Brad Evan Taylor. In Rift, Taylor presents a new large-scale sectional sculpture, Dark Rift (2019), and several small paired sculptures, Small Masses Paired (2019). The show will be on view through December 13, 2019.

Taylor explores the phenomenological potential of massive slabs of clay. While these new works retain his characteristic style that mingles delicate and fragile qualities within a dense format or a large and impressive-scaled structure, Taylor has primarily been using iron-rich clays for this series, resulting in distinctive black surfaces evocative of painterly brushstrokes. Instead of the whites and lighter values that resulted from his earlier use of porcelain, the majority of his new works feature deeper and darker tones from metallic oxides and reduction firing. His works combine the storied American traditions of land art with an aesthetic vocabulary evocative of the calligraphic and monochrome style of Chinese landscape painting.

Events (free and open to the public)
Sunday, November 3, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through Brad Evan Taylor and Jake Boggs, The Art Gallery, UHM
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Joint opening reception with
Myths & Mortality, Commons Gallery, UHM
Brad Evan Taylor (b. 1964, Salt Lake City, Utah) is an associate professor at the UHM Department of Art and Art History. Prior to UHM, he taught ceramics at the University of Utah and Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. Taylor's work, presented in national and international exhibitions, has received numerous awards and is collections in China, Korea, Romania, and the U.S. The recipient of an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1992), and a BFA from the University of Utah (1988), Taylor was the artist / factory liaison for the Kohler Arts Industry Program (1993). He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). 
The exhibition is generously sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s
Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts; and supported by Halekulani Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors. 
Address, Hours, + Admission
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu (UH Mānoa campus)
Mon. – Fri.  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;  Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 & 29.
Admission is free.
Parking is free on Sundays (please note on weekdays
parking fees may apply).


Cody Anderson: Spending Time
Through November 1, 2019
Commons Gallery

Myths & Mortality: Ceramic Studio Recent Works
November 3 – 27, 2019
Commons Gallery

Francis Haar: Disappearing Honolulu
Through December 6, 2019
John Young Museum of Art


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