Tayloe Piggott Gallery

FLORA, Selected Prints, Paintings, Sculpture

FLORA, Selected Prints, Paintings, Sculpture

flowers in vase by donald baechler

Donald Baechler

Flowers in Vase, 2009

flower studies (image 3) by donald baechler

Donald Baechler

Flower Studies (Image 3)

flower studies (image 2) by donald baechler

Donald Baechler

Flower Studies (Image 2), 2009

without work by squeak carnwath

Squeak Carnwath

Without Work, 2011

ps by ross bleckner

Ross Bleckner

PS, 1997

ps by ross bleckner

Ross Bleckner

PS, 1997

vendredi 14 décembre 2012samedi 2 février 2013


Jackson, WY USA

Reception: Thursday, December 27, 5 – 8PM

Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to present “Flora,” a group show featuring the work of acclaimed artists Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Squeak Carnwath, and Donald Sultan. The exhibition will open on December 14, followed by the gallery’s annual holiday reception – Champagne and Chocolates – on Thursday, December 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to join the gallery in celebrating the holiday season and to see the work of these influential contemporary artists.

The exhibition was curated by Tayloe Piggott, who sought to bring together a diverse body of work by contemporary artists that features strong visual statements

DONALD BAECHLER, b. 1956 FLORA will include a bronze sculpture and four prints by the artist Donald Baechler. Throughout his prominent career, Baechler has remained committed to a universal, animated aesthetic with particular emphasis on quality of line, form, and balance. His pieces typically include a central iconic image that interacts with assorted collaged and painted background elements.

ROSS BLECKNER, b. 1949 FLORA will include three prints by Ross Bleckner. Time and mortality have been a prevailing theme of Bleckner's work. Glowing and contemplative, his work blends abstraction with recognizable symbols from the natural world to create meditations on perception, transcendence and loss. His large-scale prints begin profuse and brightly colored, but are then scraped away and abstracted until they become blurs of paint and human cells floating in dark color fields.

SQUEAK CARNWATH, b. 1947 FLORA will include a new mixed media work on paper by Squeak Carnwath. Within her work, Carnwath constructs a unique vocabulary of pictographs and hieroglyphs using iconic images – flowers, candelabras, letters and words – that constitute a personal index of meaning. The repetition of symbols, shapes, and colors, within each painting and across her body of work, is meditative; her objects become mantras through the act of painting them over and over.

DONALD SULTAN, b. 1951 FLORA will include two recent prints by Donald Sultan. Sultan is best known for his large-scale compositions of fruit, flowers, dominoes and other objects, set against a dark, tar-black background. The multiple layers create texture and subsequent richness apparent in his paintings and prints. His images are weighty, with equal emphasis on both negative and positive areas.

For further information regarding the exhibition and Tayloe Piggott Gallery, please visit us online at www.tayloepiggottgallery.com or contact us at 307.733.0555 or [email protected]