N W rk Ab t
October 31 - December 13, 2008
450 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
T 617 357 7177
Friday, November 7th from 6 to 8PM
Wednesdays to Saturday
11 to 5PM &, of course, by appointment
Really Good Painter
2008, digital archival pigment print, 29 x 24 inches (74x61cm), edition of 5 + 2 artist proofs
Samson Projects is proud to present Taylor Davis' 2nd solo exhibition: N W rk Ab t.
"What determines the parameters of side ?" Constant acquiescence to opinion would be possibly nice.
There is a cut cherry burl dead center in the room, one eighth of all eight directions. Balance being a concern, following a rigorous installation, most of the works cooperate with their place in space.
The exhibition contains the second sculpture Davis has made with a found section of a tree trunk (partially chewed by a beaver and both from East Benton, Maine). The previous life of a "material".
A textual inaugural urges: "...you have what you need, you're who you're supposed to be."
The cast iron pole is a grammatical fragment, " …dull and hard things get. A weapon, a stripper pole, a phallus, a tilting [lilting] black line,... Tightly crossed oak boards are ungenerous. The knot hole on the lower board endures."
Taylor Davis' work was recently on view in Begin Again Right Back Here curated by B. Wurtz at White Columns (NYC, NY) and Visiting Faculty 2008-09 at Harvard University's Carpenter Center (Cambridge, MA). Her collaborative work with Nicole Cherubini; Davis, Cherubini will be exhibited at MIT's List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA) and Museum 52 (NYC, NY) in 2009. Her work is in the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY, NY).