Cordell Taylor Crafts Steel to Show Spirit at Agora Gallery

. August 28, 2012

Cordell Taylor creates sculptures that represent the sharp broken edges of cliff faces and rock formations. Working with block forms, Taylor cuts and fits the shapes together, building compositions into pieces that are seemingly honed from one piece of stone, an impression increased by the way the elements intersect and impede each other’s physical space.

Smoothly square and sharply graceful, his sculptures are careful articulations of manmade material that parallel the growth and evolution of nature and man. Well traveled, Taylor finds inspiration in the art and architecture that he discovers on his journeys, but his grand motivation is the exquisite landscapes of the American west. The sculptor’s artistic process is patient and cumulative; working from wood models, he crafts steel to suit his commission and artistic ideals alike. “My goal, with each piece of work I create, is to enhance the imagination and the curiosity of those who may come upon it, offering an interesting and captivating visual experience that identifies the building or the neighborhood and invites the viewer to return,” he explains.
A Utah native, Taylor has exhibited his work widely through North America and Europe, and is collected by major international institutions.

Exhibition Dates: September 15th, 2012 – October 5th, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Cordell_Taylor.aspx

About the Exhibition
Agora Gallery is leaping into the fall with four fantastic exhibitions. The works of In Reverie of Form demonstrate all the flair and drive that characterizes the best of contemporary art, while in Elements of Abstraction viewers will be charmed and intrigued by the skillful and appealing command of form and line. Meanwhile, Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition brings the passionate energy of Latin American artists to New York and Sudnya Shroff / a solo exhibition: Weaving the Rainbow presents the delightful work of an Indian American artist whose aesthetic excellence knows no bounds. The exhibitions begin on September 15, 2012 and run until October 5, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday September 20, 2012, at 6-8pm. All art lovers are warmly invited to attend, enjoy and meet some of the talented artists whose works are displayed.

Featured Artists:

Elements of Abstraction
Wendy Cohen | Gail Edmonds | Andy Fullalove | Katrina Howarth | Heidi Kirschner | Regina Loch-Elvert | Lee Savage | Cordell Taylor
In Reverie of Form
Otto Boron | Donatella Colasanti | Pia Descamps | Iva Milanova | Nicolò Orsi Battaglini | Donna Serio | Sylvie Vermandel
Sudnya Shroff / a solo exhibition: Weaving the Rainbow
Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition
María Eugenia Akel | Nélida Diaz de D’Amato | Yolanda Eljaiek | Adriana Escobar | Bruno Falcão | Maria Gomez Ponti | Octavio Guinart | Mariza Sánchez | Carmen Sotuela | Enzo Trapani
Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.

Category: Sculpture

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