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Taylor Crawley
updated: 02/20/2011
website: www.taylorcrawley.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP
Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP (detail)
Sounds from the Underground LP
The Fest'ring Corpses LP
The Fest'ring Corpses LP (detail)
untitled LP
Stevie Hawking presents The Black Holes LP
Plate Techtonics with the Elektra-Clash Apocalypso Synthsizer Quintet LP
Thee Slithy Toves LP
There and Back Again
Jason
CWP + BFP
Convertible
Untitled
Holding Patterns LP
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, craft, cartoon, childhood, fantasy, humor, identity, kitsch, memory, text
 
 
Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP by Taylor Crawley
Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2009
12"" x  12"" 
Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP (detail) by Taylor Crawley
Artie Clark and his Space Cadets LP (detail)
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2009
12"" x  12"" 
Sounds from the Underground LP by Taylor Crawley
Sounds from the Underground LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12" x  12" 
The Fest'ring Corpses LP by Taylor Crawley
The Fest'ring Corpses LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12" x  12" 
The Fest'ring Corpses LP (detail) by Taylor Crawley
The Fest'ring Corpses LP (detail)
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12 " x  12 " 
untitled LP by Taylor Crawley
untitled LP
gouache on altered record
2010
12"" x  12"" 
Stevie Hawking presents The Black Holes LP by Taylor Crawley
Stevie Hawking presents The Black Holes LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2009
12" x  12" 
Plate Techtonics with the Elektra-Clash Apocalypso Synthsizer Quintet LP by Taylor Crawley
Plate Techtonics with the Elektra-Clash Apocalypso Synthsizer Quintet LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12"" x  12"" 
Thee Slithy Toves LP by Taylor Crawley
Thee Slithy Toves LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12"" x  12"" 
There and Back Again by Taylor Crawley
There and Back Again
gouache on altered record
2010
12"" x  12"" 
Jason by Taylor Crawley
Jason
gouache on altered record
2010
12"" x  12"" 
CWP + BFP by Taylor Crawley
CWP + BFP
gouache on altered record
2010
7" " x  7" " 
Convertible by Taylor Crawley
Convertible
gouache on altered record
2010
7" " x  7" " 
Untitled by Taylor Crawley
Untitled
gouache on altered record
2010
7" " x  7" " 
Holding Patterns LP by Taylor Crawley
Holding Patterns LP
gouache on altered record and sleeve
2010
12" x  12" 

Artist Statement
     I am developing a visual memoir that works to synthesize several fragments of my identity. An ongoing collection of personal archives from various periods of my history inform this process; lists and sketches made on sticky notes, folders, within the margins of notebook paper and sheet music, adolescent mixtapes, favorite authors, oral histories, things I long for, fleeting memories and inside jokes, a tacit list of unsung guitar heroes, and so on. As this information gradually accumulates, it becomes difficult to find a place for a tangential mess of thoughts that I just can't seem to part with: certain colors, images, stories, melodies, and words resonate with me in such a way that I feel a duty to immortalize them, even if it is as simple as transforming them into fictional bands in an imaginary record collection.
    Through employment of my hand's inherent imperfection, coupled with an awareness of the collective unconscious, a mutable world that exists somewhere between reality and fiction unfolds; a dream-like place where information is gathered in a more sensory rather than a strictly literal manner, allowing the viewer's own narratives to be projected upon, embellish, and even overshadow my own. I find inspiration in the impulsive, in everything ranging from twee music hastily produced in a makeshift studio, or visual artists whose work is grouped into an outsider, folk or other lowbrow aesthetic; a common thread can be found in work of this nature, creating a language indebted to honesty and the fallible which, for me, is where the beauty lies.

Artist Bio / CV

 E D U C A T I O N
San Francisco Art Institute
Masters of Fine Arts, 2010

The University of West Florida
BA, Art History; BFA, Printmaking/ Drawing; Minor, Philosophy; 2008

S E L E C T E D  E X H I B I T I O N S
2010
Southern Exposure's 11th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, San Francisco, CA
Boom!, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Neo-Kitsch, ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
Dollhouse, Arc Studios and Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Within Arms Reach Kept at Arms Length, charcoaldetroit.com
Performance with Nam June Psyche as Jenny Arson, Needles And Pens, San
Francisco, CA
Symbolic Flow, SUBmission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vernissage, Fort Mason, Herbst Pavillion, San Francisco, CA
New American Paintings #87, MFA Annual, exhibition in print
2009
Phase Space, Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA
Constraint, Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA                          
Video Exhibition, www.popwerks.com
Figuring Fiction, Swell Galley, San Francisco CA
2008
Extra-Terrestrial; BFA Exhibition, UWF Gallery, Pensacola FL
UWF Student Art Exhibition, UWF Art Gallery, Pensacola FL
grafisk vaerksted \ NAESTVED, Roennebaeksholm Art & Cultur Centre, Naestved Denmark

G R A N T S / F E L L O W S H I P S
San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Fellowship in Printmaking
Undergraduate Research Grant, University of West Florida


P U B L I C A T I O N S
The Panhandler, Spring 2011                                                  Nam June Psyche Recording Project, Forthcoming
SF Gate City Brights article, Why Not?, JD Beltran
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/beltran/detail?entry_id=64080
New American Paintings #87, MFA Annual

A S S I S T A N T S H I P S
Assistant to Jason Jagel, present

D I S C O G R A P H Y

T H E  J E A L O U S  S E A
Between Two Waves (Vol. C), Eardrums Pop Compilation
Birdsongs, Beesongs Volume B, Eardrums Pop Springtime Compilation
All The Girls I've Ever Loved Compilation, Pop Song Romance Records
Strange Carousels Compilation, Haymarket Records
Volume 4 Compilation (CD 3), Series Two Records
Nothing Matters When We're Dancing EP, Cloudberry Records Release 502
The Jealous Sea Singles, Cloudberry Records Release 057

J E N N Y  A R S O N
Sacred Music, Dufflecoat Records
Nam June Psyche Recording Project, Forthcoming