“Sleepy Head Done with Aerosol”
acrylic and collage
“Just a Moment” by Lewis Taylor on
Exhibition at Elephant Room this July
“Just a Moment” is an exhibition of mixed media works by Chicago-based graffiti artist, Lewis Taylor. The exhibition runs July 3rd through August 16th at the Elephant Room located at 704 S Wabash Ave. in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. An artist reception will be held on Friday, July 12th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm; attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist, discuss his work, as well as purchase individual pieces.
“Just a Moment” is a collection of mixed media works that represent a series of moments created by Lewis Taylor. Taylor’s identity as a graffiti writer is obvious in this collection as he embraces the present, paint in hand, allowing the work to take shape without pre-conceived ideas. The result is a bright and colorful fusion of angles and shapes that occasionally reveal exaggerated facial features of characters. His experimentation with different paints and spray paints allows his work to continue to evolve, and this exhibition is a representation of that evolutionary process.
About the Artist
Chicago based artist Lewis Taylor is a native of Charlottesville, Va.and BFA recipient from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a process oriented abstract artist, his intention is to empower his viewers to create their own narrative. His approach carries little preconceived notions and his heavy black outlines and layers of bright colors transition between text-based form and zoomorphic image. Taylor is a prolific street artist and graffiti writer, whose exhibition and installation catalog includes the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Free Street Theatre, the Chicago Loop Alliance/Popup Art Loop, the Grand Bizarre Gallery and Flat Iron Arts Building.