Memphis – The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce “Translated Landscapes” featuring the artwork of Brian Taylor beginning January 14 through February 24. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.
Much of Taylor’s art is inspired by nature and the natural world that surrounds each of us. He is also inspired by artists, poets and musicians. Significant artists whom Taylor has researched and studied include the poet Octavio Paz, writer James Dickey, artist Milton Resnick, artist James Surls and musician/composer Charlie Haden. In this exhibit, Taylor hopes to convey the beauty of the environment and the splendor of the outdoors through the landscapes that he depicts. His artistic philosophy is “I believe that the true experience of nature is not only in what we see, but also what we feel about what we see,” stated Taylor. “My art is an attempt to portray the illusive qualities of the light, color and movement within a particular natural environment.”
Taylor is a graduate of The University of Memphis with B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art. He is currently a Professor of Art at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia and serves as Chair for the Art department. Taylor is both nationally and internationally recognized, having held numerous exhibitions around the world ranging fromJefferson City, Tennessee to the
Czech Republic. He has received several grants to continue his work; most recently, he wasthe only American recipient of the 2009 Liquetex Corp Individual Artist Grant.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; and Sunday, 1:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at www.cbu.edu/library/gallery . ###