KEVIN EARL TAYLOR & NICHOLAS KYLE BOWERS
    09/18/202110/16/2021

    ABOUT KEVIN EARL TAYLOR

    Kevin Earl Taylor’s work builds upon the oscillating architecture of nature.  His work has been exhibited extensively in the US and internationally. Taylor currently lives in Los Angeles, Ca.

    ARTIST STATEMENT

    The objects I produce are interrogations.  They exist as curious inquiries into the ostensible dichotomy between the human-animal and mutating partitions of nature.  Using painting as a language, I propose mysterious, abstract narratives which are simultaneously given ground by familiar, objective imagery.  Amalgamating scientific, genetic, and anthropological source material, I survey and ultimately depict hybrid landscapes where diverse aspects of human physiology mesh with the origins of species.  Through the merger of these methods, my exploration of the creative process develops. – Kevin Earl Taylor

     

    ABOUT NICHOLAS KYLE BOWERS

    Nicholas Kyle Bowers was born in Gainesville Florida in 1980 and grew up in South Carolina. Nicholas’ early years were spent constantly drawing and building models but only as a “hobby”. Later, his high school art teacher inspired him to pursue a degree in art education at Winthrop University. Soon after, Nicholas became excited more about creating rather than the teaching aspect — he became intrigued with mixed media techniques. “Combining these techniques let me explore both narrative and space. These personal narratives are about my ideas about the world and my personal history. Through the process of creating the imagery, the theme or idea emerges,” says Nicholas. Switching gears and changing majors, he later graduated with a BFA in Printmaking and Sculpture.

    Upon graduation, Nicholas engaged in various art ventures and exhibitions around the Southeastern U.S. region before returning to the state of Florida for a teaching assistantship at The University of Florida in Gainesville.

    In 2008, one year shy of an MFA degree in printmaking, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles to work as an artist assistant for one of the world’s most influential artists. Currently, he spends most of his time globetrotting as an artist assistant. When he is in Los Angeles you can find him in the studio.

    ARTIST STATEMENT

    This artwork is about me; my life and my intention to communicate thoughts about human emotions- simple emotions that weigh heavy on our daily lives- feelings of fear, joy, sadness, anger and love. Through a diaristic approach, personal moments and occasions become visual illustrations of these emotions- it’s a constant chance for self-reflection. Using mixed media techniques; drawing, paint, serigraphy, and collage, I combine these methods that let me explore both narrative and space.- Nicholas Kyle Bowers