|Security House, 2008-10, Wood veneer, shellac|
93 X 122 inches
Join us for the last Art & Culture lecture, given by contemporary marquetry artist, Alison Elizabeth Taylor. Well-known for reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry, or intarsia wood inlay, Taylor works in a medium once made popular during the unprecedented age of luxury of Louis XIV's Court of Versailles. By choosing a medium that is typically associated with wealth and power to portray dystopian scenes of everyday life, Taylor creates a tension between the luxurious connotations of the material and a certain abjectness of the subject matter.
All lectures are free and open to the public!
The NYAA Library suggests the following resources to prepare for the lecture.
- Rosenberg, Karen. “Alison Elizabeth Taylor ‘Foreclosed’.” Art in Review. The New York Times. June 4, 2010.
- Kino, Carol. “An Artist Breathes New Life Into Renaissance Ways With Wood.” Arts. The New York Times. May 27, 2008.
- James Cohan Gallery