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Alison Elizabeth Taylor

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Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It
DELMONICO BOOKS/ADDISON GALLERY

The first book on Alison Elizabeth Taylor, known for her daring fusion of wood inlay technique with gritty, dystopian scenes of deserts, casinos and cocktail lounges

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color. | 10/11/2022 | Awaiting stock
$49.95



Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of ItAlison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It

Published by DelMonico Books/Addison Gallery.
Edited with text by Allison Kemmerer. Text by Naomi Fry, Lynne Tillman.

Repudiating distinctions between craft and high art, and transcending both marquetry (wood inlay) and painting, the meticulously crafted works of Alison Elizabeth Taylor are as much about seeing as they are about making. Juxtaposing the over-the-top connotations of this ancient craft with dystopian images of blighted desert landscapes, anonymous subdivisions, glitzy casinos and seedy cocktail lounges, Taylor creates a tension between surface and subject, appearance and reality. The splendor of the shellacked wood invites us to consider the innate humanity of marginalized subjects we might otherwise overlook as well as the often-ignored impact of a boom-and-bust economy on American life and culture.
Featuring insightful essays by leading curators and writers, this fully illustrated publication traces the evolution of the artist’s work from early paintings that explore space, line, color and form within the limited palette afforded by the grains and tones of natural woods to vividly colored “hybrids” that layer marquetry, paint and photographic imagery, to brand-new and increasingly complex works inspired by the resilience of the artist’s urban neighborhood and community during the pandemic.
Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Alison Elizabeth Taylor (born 1972) received her MFA from the Graduate School of the Arts, Columbia University in 2005. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world. In 2009, she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and the Smithsonian's Artist Research Fellowship Program Award. Taylor lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



PUBLISHER
DelMonico Books/Addison Gallery

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 105   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781636810546 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $68.95 GBP £41.99

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/11/2022

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