The show enCHANTment will feature an installation of tar paper paintings by Trés Taylor and his daughter Lillis Taylor’s textile designs for the home. She uses her father’s imagery as design elements in her textiles. The father daughter team creates artwork that is inspired by the joy of life. This show’s focus will be around the theme of enchantment and living an inspired life. Emphasis on the word chant in the show’s title is a nod towards the holy pastime of monks.
Mr. Taylor will wrap the spacious central room of the gallery with a continuous length of tar paper, a surface he frequently paints on. Monastic life has been an intriguing subject for many years and the walls will be filled with monks depicted in prayer and playful repose. Segmented portions of the entire wrap-around painting will be available for customers to purchase by the foot.
Prior to the opening of the show, Mr. Taylor will construct a 16 square foot chapel in the central gallery covered in golden monks. The interior of the chapel is made out of rice paper. The walls glow, framing a lantern of one of Mr. Taylor’s signature images, a spiral monk. Visitors are invited to step inside this glowing space to reflect and to offer up a painted prayer written on colorful strips of paper.
The opening reception will coincide with the monthly Sanford Art Walk, Friday, Jan. 25 from 6 - 9pm.