Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
Who’s memories become historical memory? How did the 1960s become The Sixties we are mandated to remember, bookended by the appearance of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and the Manson Family murders? How is Bill Clinton a rock ‘n’ roll president presiding over a nation of apparently self involved slackers who ended the ‘90s with a full scale uprising against unregulated “free” trade in Seattle? What aspects of your life and culture right now will be nullified by popular history? Flowers in the dustbin? No Future For You? - Mike Taylor
NO/FUTURE responds to this inquiry through a series of narrative paintings, drawings, prints and three new artists’ book editions varying in execution and content, published exclusively for this exhibition. NO/FUTURE paints an episodic panorama birthed from personal memories, experiences, extensive research, and observations on political and cultural mythology.
NO/FUTURE is Mike Taylor‘s first solo exhibition in New York, and Booklyn Art Gallery’s first solo exhibition in a series dedicated to Brooklyn based artists exhibiting audacity and prolific outcome in the self publishing community. Mike Taylor’s organic marriage of text and imagery and anecdotal inclinations evident in this exhibition, have carried throughout his career spanning two decades of screen printing, painting, drawing, editorial illustration, comics and zines published since the mid90s.
This exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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Sunday, March 2, 1 – 4pm
Please join us for an artist talk and workshop with Mike Taylor amongst his current solo-exhibition “No/Future” at Booklyn Artists Alliance. The workshop will draw on Mike’s experience as painter, illustrator and printmaker introducing his preferred methods for rendering perspective, proportion, and referencing 2D materials, ultimately teaching how to assert one’s hand at every phase of the process, from sketchbook to finished painting. The workshop will share Mike’s resource materials from his current exhibition and encourages participants to bring their own to share and work from.
Workshop is free and open to all ages, but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 28th.
NO/FUTURE Limited Edition Hardcover Artists Book
Hand-Printed by Mike Taylor
Bound at Booklyn Artists Alliance
Cover: Hard-Cover W/ Screenprint
Inside: 3 Color Screenprint on cotton rag paper
18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
Edition of 3
One of three new editions published exclusively as a companion to Mike Taylor’s solo-exhibition “NO/FUTURE” at Booklyn Artists Alliance (January 18 – March 30, 2014). This edition features 18 screenprints from the exhibition, no content from this limited-edition is reprinted in either of the other two available editions. Signed and numbered by the artist with accompanying essay.
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Artists Books, Zines, and Prints from No/Future are available online on BUY.BOOKLYN.ORG