Join us at ICA San José Thursday, August 3, at 6pm for Weaving Matters, a conversation between Artist, Susie Taylor, and ICA’s Associate Curator and Director of Public Programs, Zoë Latzer. Susie Taylor is one of the artists featured in Altered Perception, a group show at ICA San José inspired by British artist, Bridget Riley
Susie Taylor’s loom-based works are stunning color ruminations on the history of tapestries, process, and decoration; informed by weavers of the Bauhaus such as Albers and Albers, Margarete Köhler, Marli Ehrman, and Gunta Stölzl and following in the footsteps of other important weavers whose work transcends traditional presentations, such as Lia Cook, Olga de Amaral, and Sheila Hicks. Yet, Taylor not only builds on those who have come before her, but invents weaving techniques never seen before. Taylor’s works in this instance serve as major statements about abstraction, color, and composition, with bold color blocks and soft transitions that speak to the very nature of perception, let alone the history of weaving and technology.
About Susie Taylor:
Susie Taylor combines her background in Art, Design and Craft to create abstract and dimensional textiles. She also collaborates with industry to produce modern, functional textiles that reflect the influence of the Bauhaus on her practice. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from UCLA. She has exhibited her work in the US and in international fiber art and contemporary textile biennials in China and Ukraine.
Recent exhibitions include Origin Stories at Johansson Projects, Pushing the Limits, A Virtual Shaft Weaving Art Exhibition, Stitch at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers at Craft in America Center, Fiber Art-100 Years of Bauhaus at Art Ventures Gallery and The Fabric of Representation in San Francisco. Upcoming exhibitions include Weaving at Black Mountain College: Anni Albers, Trude Guermonprez, and Their Students at Black Mountain College Museum, and (not yet titled) invitational exhibition at Momentum Gallery, Asheville NC.
Her work has been seen on Colossal Art and in New American Paintings, The LA Times, American Craft, Fiberarts, Fiber Art Now, The Textile Eye, Complex Weavers Journal, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Handwoven, Journal of Weavers Spinners & Dyers and The Bulletin (Guild of Canadian Weavers) magazines. She has taught at Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and Tyler School of Art. She maintains a studio in San José and is represented by Johansson Projects in Oakland.
Susie will be in conversation with Zoë Latzer at 6 PM on Thursday, August 3rd.