Artist: Aron Taylor
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Co-Lab Project Space
Aron Taylor will make use of Co-Lab to develop and exhibit work that involves satanic sculpture and box cutters. Over the course of a week the space will be transformed into an installation of terracotta-like totems made from cardboard, wheat paste, a Xerox machine, and various blades. Visitors are welcome to observe the process, but are encouraged to build with the artist, and to contribute copied images of their own bodies - adding to the materials that are mutilated and resurrected into a horrific combination of ourselves, organic material, and mass product.
The resulting sculptures are the evil twin of perfection. They are a dark, ritualistic celebration and destruction of ego. In trying to manifest oneness or completeness into a physical form, they look abject, visceral, and approaching entropy. They are the solid brown lumps that a child makes when she mixes all her food on a plate that is all going the same place anyway. They are constructed with a compulsive obsession for seeing the obscene. Yet that obsession becomes playful and satisfying when we watch our creative origins bubble to the surface for a moment before dissolving into itself.