ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 101

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M
eandering lines, plentiful loops and lofty swirls characterize
artist
Fred Mou
’s delicately executed acrylic on paper works.
A trained architect, Mou’s colorful drawings are packed with floating
signifiers and burgeoning geometric landscapes. Probing the borders
of nature/culture with studied ease, these careful renderings of
space in time are the inspiration of much world travel and the artist’s
impressions thereof. Full of flying colors and riveting emotionality
and yet still humbly architectonic in scope, Mou’s metaphysical
sketches and symbolic fields offer a visual meditation on the basics of
temporality and structure.
Fred Mou is a Swiss artist and architect. He studied at the Institute of
Architecture in Geneva and the Paris Beaux Arts School of Art.
Fred Mou
C
ordell Taylor
describes his geometric steel sculptures as “a
metamorphosis of Nature and Man” in a deeply symbolic way.
The artist builds a work out of a few rectangular prisms, some hollow,
some solid. The shapes interlock and balance atop one another,
forming small interdependent monuments that speak of the power
of togetherness. Different patinas are used to suggest varying
personalities and perhaps conflicting desires. Depth and negative
space are used almost as a rhythmic moving element in Taylor’s work,
as light flows through the hollow shapes and rebounds off the diverse
metallic finishes.
Cordell Taylor spent his childhood in Brigham City, Utah and today
lives in Salt Lake City. He has exhibited across the United States as well
as in Japan, Ireland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
#173 Steel 18” x 24” x 9.5”
Cordell Taylor
K
atherine Gallagher
uses paint as a means by which to critique
popular culture, film in particular. Large in size, her impressive oil
on canvas works employ humor, nostalgia and the cultural memory
embedded in movies. Largely adopting the visual tropes of mid-
twentieth century cinema, each work offers a study of sorts, using art
as a platform whereby we can begin to assess the social context and
effect of film in ubiquity. Scavenging imagery from pre- and post-war
popular cinema, Gallagher comments on the way in which certain
classic memes have spun out into puns and paradoxes that shape
American visual culture and identity as a whole.
Katherine Gallagher was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended the
school of the Art Institute. She has exhibited in a number of different
states in the U.S.
Overexposed Oil on Canvas 60” x 44”
Katherine Gallagher
Small Hassel Acrylic on Canvas 34” x 27”
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