San Antonio Contemporary Art Gallery

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Closing reception  Friday June 14

High Wire Arts Presents: Artist  Stephen Taylor “See Me”

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Stephen Taylor is a California Native, born and raised in Southern California. He currently resides in San Antonio Texas with his wife and three young girls. He is a full time student at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he is set to graduate with his MFA in Painting in May of 2019. He is a current student, teacher, and business owner. Stephen graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a BFA in painting and has show history throughout Texas, California, and New Jersey. The art Stephen produces focuses on the fun, energetic, freedom of the human spirit. Even in handling sensitive topics within social issues today, Stephen strives to focus on the individuals character, heart, or spirit. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My works are celebrations of life, and of the individual character of a child, which must be honored. Looking is something we all do, but seeing is something else entirely. Through my process, I have learned to “see” my subjects. I create with charcoal powder, block, and pencil, sometimes using an eraser but often times using my hands to create gentle shadows and transitions within the work. In creating this way I have come too I love the texture of the dust, and the way it moves. In addition, the black and white truly enhances the subject for me and allows me to focus on the subject to the exclusion of all else. 

https://stephenmtaylor.com/

 

Stephen M. Taylor, "Zachary", 20 x 16, Charcoal on Board, 2019Stephen M. Taylor, "Kendra", 20 x 15, Charcoal on Board, 2019Stephen M. Taylor, "Joseph", 20 X 15, Charcoal on Board, 2019Stephen M. Taylor, Michael, 20 x 16, Charcoal on Board, 2019


Cindy Palmer

Cindy Palmer works predominately in the style of Abstract Expressionism. A movement that came to be in the 1940’s and was the first American originating movement in artistic style to have international impact. The movements namesake comes from its emphasis on the style of German Expressionists that focused more on evoking mood or ideas and the figure less European Abstraction appearance.

Palmer draws influence from artists like Robert Motherwell, with her balance of gestural brushwork and controlled linearity. Her use of mediums such as tar, candy wrappers, and sand that extend beyond the painting are used in an almost collage like aspect, while still keeping them divorced from the their original connotations and is reminiscent of the work of Jasper Johns; another of her influences. While she finds the need to recreate the past through the use of the aforementioned mixed media and show as she put it “a chronology of human life and the passage of time”, her treatment of color draws from her inspiration by the artist Mark Rothko and is used as a vessel for containing all the prior mentioned other choices in material and style. Artist’s website: http://cindypalmerart.com


Alexandra Nelipa

As Scenic Artist trained to paint everything: people, landscapes, still life…

Media: acrylic, oil

Artist’s website: https://www.alexa-design.us/about/

  

 

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