Louisiana on paper: Al taylor
2 March - 15 June 2011
In 2011, with a new exhibition series, Louisiana on paper, the museum turns the spotlight on prints and drawings; a smaller and more intimate format which often provides a different kind of insight into the artistic imagination and way of working than the larger pictures do.
Louisiana – on paper is a new series of minor exhibitions at Louisiana, to be shown in the course of 2011. The exhibitions focus on prints and drawings, and the first artist in the series is the American Al Taylor (1948-1999). The museum already owns a number of his photogravure prints.
Al Taylor is an ‘artist’s artist’, in the sense that he draws attention to certain fundamental working methods to which most artists can relate. His powerful sensory impressions and observations could be called the poetry of chance – a typical feature is the gaze that elevates the insignificant to the level of the telling image and gives it a ‘presence’, almost as in a diary that turns yesterday into today.
For several years Al Taylor was an assistant to Robert Rauschenberg and forged links with Denmark through a collaboration with the copperplate printer Niels Borch Jensen and the late gallery owner Tommy Lund. Taylor’s works have been arousing new interest over the past few years with exhibitions in New York and at the fine collection of prints, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Later in 2011 the series continues with presentations of Josef Albers and Vija Celmins.
Aquatint, photogravure, wash and monotype?
Here you can get an explanation and description of the different techniques that Al Taylor uses in his art works.
See or download pdf. here » (both in Danish and English)