I’ve known Kevin Taylor for 35 years and Nicholas Bowers for 15. All three of us are artists, originally from South Carolina, now living in Los Angeles. Growing up, we were all drawn to things like skateboarding, edgy music, and avant-garde art… which were not dominant in S. Carolina. Yet, we realize that an appreciation for nature is critical to our perspective as thinkers and creators in our adult lives. Kevin and Nicholas make beautiful paintings that examine both the force and fragility of nature as well as the sometimes clashing and sometimes harmonious relationships between nature and humanity. These paintings are deceptively alluring and tranquil at a glance, but there is simmering tension in these works’ rich details.
Both originally from South Carolina, the now Los Angeles-based artists connected later in life through friends, finding common ground in their shared childhood experiences of outdoor adventure, rich with forests, hunting, and fishing. This formative foundation shows itself through both artists’ work. Though there is an entire America between their current environment and the Carolina border, the magnetism of their home state remains encrypted within the shared imagery and approach of exploring the relationship between nature, humans, and animals.
To attend the opening reception Saturday, September 18th 7-10pm, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*PLEASE NOTE– In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff, we will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result (occurring within 48 hrs of the event) for entry to the opening reception Sept. 18. We ask that all guests please wear a mask at all times while in the gallery. Refreshments will be provided in our back parking lot.
Proof of vaccination or covid free test will not be required for entry during the gallery’s regular open hours during the course of the exhibition, September 18th- October 16th Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm.