Taylor White is a figurative artist who combines refined techniques of classical training with bright, unexpected color choices inspired by street art and pop culture. She was raised in Raleigh, NC and educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 2007.
White has exhibited internationally from Melbourne to Berlin, LA, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit. She has contributed to events for Just Another Agency, Analogue/Digital, Juddy Roller, Outer Space Project, Richmond Mural Project, Murals in the Market, and SCOPE Miami Beach.
She is currently based in Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA.
The human form is an exquisitely expressive conduit through which we may depict conversations, explore fields of consciousness, and realize the cathartic points at which the soul confronts its physical form. I am endlessly inspired by the movement of the body, particularly as it represents itself through improvisational dance. I consider the dance floor a fantastic microcosm in which one can observe a very deep aspect of human connection; one that explores trust, boundaries, and relationships, and the graceful instinct of the human body to move through space.
My work builds upon the universally recognizable visual language of movement. I draw much of my source material from the dance community in Raleigh and Durham, NC; after I spend time studying and participating in the movements of freeform and contact improvisation, I work to capture unexpected, emotive expressions by which the human forms coalesce to create an abstraction of themselves.
The work is a practice of layering shape and color by way of individual, drawn strokes and swaths of acrylic and aerosol, which mimic a certain controlled chaos. The work builds slowly, creating spontaneous dialogues, necessitating an alertness and a certain trust in my own intuitive instincts. The process becomes a dance in and of itself, as I discover new points of focus amongst the coalescence of shapes and movements that I've depicted.
Physical Phenomena continues the conversation surrounding the fundamental elements that constitute the structure of being. Our bodies are interpretive structures designed to grapple with formless potential, and, through our capacity for action, to bring forth habitable order. This work explores the way in which we experience the formless chaos of potential through being, and how the order we inhabit can sometimes dissolve backwards into the incredible complexity from which it emerged.
A Better View • Spring 2018
A Spring Invitational Group Show Featuring work from: 45rpm (Bristol, UK) Aaron Kai (Hilo, HI) Adam Fu (Brooklyn, NY) Arlin (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Ben Slow (London, England) Big Teeff (Atlanta, GA) Brandon Sadler (Atlanta, GA) Brooklyn Whelan (Sydney, Australia) Carl Cashman (United Kingdom) Case Maclaim (Frankfurt, Germany) Catlanta (Atlanta, GA) Charlie Edmiston (Los Angeles, CA) Christopher Konecki (San Diego, CA) Denial (Windsor, Ontario) Emil Olsson (Halmstad, Sweden) Greg Mike (Atlanta, GA) Insane 51 (Athens, Greece) Itsaliving (Brooklyn, NY) Jason Pulgarin (Los Angeles, CA) Jeremy Brown (Atlanta, GA) Kristin Farr (San Francisco, CA) Kyle Steed (Dallas, Texas Lela Brunet (Atlanta, GA) Luke Chueh (Los Angeles, CA) MadSteez (Los Angeles, CA) Michael Mauldin (Atlanta, GA) Mr. Penfold (Bristol, UK) Nate Frost (Atlanta, GA) Ouizi (Detroit, MI) Persue (New York, NY) Richt (Bristol, UK) Sabek (Madrid, Spain) Sanithna (Atlanta, GA) Sergio Garcia (Dallas, Texas) Stormie Mills (Perth, Australia) Thomas Turner (Atlanta, GA) Tim Kent (Atlanta, GA) Tommy Bronx (Atlanta, GA) Wolfdog (Atlanta, GA) Yoyo Ferro (Atlanta, GA)
A Better View • Winter 2017
An invitational group show.
Featuring new work from:
2Alas - Miami, FL Amanda Lynn - San Francisco, California Andrew Faris - Jackson, WY Big Teeff - Atlanta, GA Brian Butler - Miami, FL Brandon Sadler - Atlanta, GA Brooklyn Whelan - Sydney, Australia Carl Cashman - United Kingdom Case MacClaim - Frankfurt, Germany Dain - Brooklyn, NY David Cook (Bone Thrower) - Los Angeles, CA Demsky - Elche, Spain Devin Liston - Los Angeles, California Diego Penuela - Atlanta, GA Diogo Machado (Add Fuel) - Cascais, Portugal Drew Merrit - Los Angeles, CA Dourone - Madrid, Spain Dulk1 - Valencia, Spain DXTR - Berlin, Germany Eelco - New York, NY Emil Olsson - Halmstad, Sweden Ermsy - Paris, France Fanakapan - London, United Kingdom Greg Gossel - Minneapolis, MN Greg Mike - Atlanta, GA Hayley Welsh - Perth, Australia Helio Bray - Lisbon, Portugal Isabelle Gorilla - Los Angeles, CA Katy Ann Gilmore - Los Angeles, CA Lacey Longino - Atlanta, GA Lucas Beaufort - Paris France Luke Chueh - Los Angeles, CA Mister Thoms - Rome, Italy Mr. Penfold - Bristol, UK Muro - Spain Mysterious AL - London, England Nate Frost - Atlanta, GA Patch Whisky - Charleston, SC Paul Jackson - Toronto, Canada Peter Ferrari - Atlanta, GA Phil Guy Akron, OH Pixel Pancho - Turin, Italy Rather Severe - Portland, Oregon Sabek - Madrid, Spain Sanithna - Atlanta, GA Sebastian Coolidge - St. Peterburg, FL Sebastien FERAUT (NIARK1) - Paris, France Sergio Garcia - Dallas, TX Spencer Mar Guilburt - Venice, CA Steiner - Los Angeles, CA Stephen Palladino - Los Angeles, CA Tavar Zawacki (ABOVE) - Berlin, Germany Taylor White - Raleigh, NC Teddy Kelly - Los Angeles, CA Tommy Bronx - Atlanta, GA Trey Moseley - Brooklyn, NY Vidam - Berlin, Germany William Nghiem - Sydney, Australia Wolfdog - Atlanta, GA Zest - Montpellier, France
A Better View • Spring 2016
A Group Exhibition
Featuring work from:
Aaron Kai - Hilo, HI
Anthony Lister - Brisbane, Australia
Arlin - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Beastman - Sydney, Australia
Beau Stanton - Brooklyn, NY
Case Maclaim - Frankfurt, Germany
Dain - Brooklyn, NY
David Cook "Bonethrower" - Los Angeles, CA
David Flores - Los Angeles, CA
Drew Merrit - Los Angeles, CA
Dulk1 - Valencia, Spain
Emil Olsson - Halmstad, Sweden
Evoca1 - Miami, FL
Felipe Pantone - Valencia, Spain
Greg Gossel - Minneapolis, MN
Greg Mike - Atlanta, GA
Hauser - Los Angeles, CA
Hoxxoh - Miami, FL
HRVB - Berlin, Germany
Iain Macarthur - Stratford, East London
Joe King - Los Angeles, CA
Johnny Crap - Montreal, Canada
Lamour Suprim - Brooklyn, NY
Meggs - Los Angeles, CA
Michael Reeder - Dallas, Texas
Mysterious Al - London, England
Nate Frost - Atlanta, GA
Never Crew - Lugano, Switzerland
Penfold - Bristol, UK
Ricky Watts - San Francisco, CA
Sam Rodriguez - San Jose, CA
Sanithna - Atlanta, GA
Sean Norvet - Los Angeles, CA
Sergio Garcia - Dallas, TX
Steiner - Los Angeles, CA
Tatiana Suarez - Miami, FL
Teddy Kelly - San Diego, CA
The Most Famous Artist - Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Turner - Atlanta, GA
Tommy Bronx - Atlanta, GA
Trey Moseley - New York, NY
Trice - Brooklyn, NY
Vans the Omega - Adelaide, Australia
Woes - Honolulu, HI
Wolfdog - Atlanta, GA
An Exhibition By T. Dylan Moore
Balance is a figurative exhibition analyzing the way we as humans interact with the natural world. Exploring the positives and negatives of idealization, conservation and euthenics, Dylan Moore addresses a constant balance of man being part of nature while setting ourselves apart from it without thoughts and actions.
Atrox - Unsettle In
A Group Exhibition
Atrox is a mixed media exhibition that revolves around the portrayal of unsettling imagery. Each artists has created pieces based off their subjective interpretation of this theme.
An Exhibition by Greg Mike
By far his most personal and vivid collection of work to date, HEAVY MENTAL is Greg Mike unleashed, free to explore new territories. Colors bend and blend while lines and images collapse and coalesce, twisting the world inside out and upside down.
Memories collide with the immediate moment while the wreckage is shaped by meditations on the future. Images and concepts are threaded together and propelled by the spark of instinct and intuition. There are explosions, there is fire. There is a pulse of pure electricity, uncoiled lightning, that charges the entire body of work with kinetic chaos.
This is evolution in action. This is not the end product, this is the process. No lanes, no lines, no roads, no right, no wrong — this is something entirely different.
HEAVY MENTAL is alive. The pieces breathe and seethe, they scream out with emotion and invention, barreling forward deep into the unknown.
A group show featuring varying work from 14 artists around the US, celebrating tattooing as a true art form.
All But Reason
An Exhibition By Trey Moseley.
All But Reason, opening June 22nd at ABV, is the premiere exhibition of Atlanta artist Trey Moseley. Combining painting and installation, this body of work emerges from the darkest corners of human culture and imagination, assaulting the senses and questioning the very nature of all that converged to create it. It explores the ideas behind the structured world inhabited by modern man, its relationship with nature, and the impact that it has on human experience and perception. Presenting themes both ubiquitous and unique, images both violent and serene, All But Reason is ready to engage and challenge viewers to experience the world in a way they may not have previously thought possible.
Moseley's origins lie far away from the disturbing, synthetic aesthetic that dominates his work. Hailing from the isolation and tranquility of a middle Georgia farming town, he grew up among towering pecan orchards and vast fields of cotton and soybeans. Of pickup trucks and starlight and the warmth of unadulterated nature. It was a place of peace and serenity, of consistency and calm. Suspended there in all that natural beauty, he craved nothing but to separate himself from it. He wanted to tear himself away, to betray nature itself. He searched for chaos among his surroundings and so he found it, engaging it on a level that consumed him. The chaos left its mark on him, capturing the whole of his imagination and artistic ambition.
It is that chaos, that unrest in the face of tranquility that All But Reason addresses. It aims to strip away the layers of preconceived reality until all that remains is a higher truth, one that can be conveyed only through abstraction. It ushers the viewer into a realm of thought and perception inhabited by foreboding landscapes, desolate sensibilities, and grotesque creatures born out of the collective nightmares of an entire species. What does it mean to be a human? What fuels our carnal desires? How do we contend with our nature and cope with the specter of uncertainty that surrounds our existence? But most of all, what would we see if we could peel back our flesh and draw our dark and savage nature to the surface? All But Reason can only ask the questions.
The answers are up to you.
Mistaken & Deluded
A collaboration between North Florida artists Tony Rodrigues & Mark George explores the American experience through it’s recent history, relics and shiny things.
Born and Bred
Born and Bred is a group exhibition which is inspired by American People, Places and Things. 22 Artists join forces to display a new body of work centered around the American Culture.
Patterns in the Void
A solo exhibition by Sam Parker.
Sam Parker’s new body of work is an exploration of mark-making and patterns that occur internally and manifest physically. Utilizing pen and ink, Parker’s most recent collection showcases patterns in comparison to his journey through life.
Sam Parker was born in 1975 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his formative years learning to draw and paint. He began doing street art in the mid-1980s and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 where he began tattooing professionally, a career that has continued to this current day. He finished his undergraduate degree in 2004 at Kennesaw State University with a BFA in drawing and painting. He received his MFA in drawing and painting from Georgia State University in May 2010. He continues to work in his Atlanta studio, exhibiting his drawings, painting and sculptures regularly.
Fifty / Fifty
Fifty / Fifty is a collaboration-based exhibition involving 26 artists who are working in pairs of 2, to create 13 finished pieces. The artists either worked side by side, feeding off each others moves or completed half of the piece and passed it along.
The objective of the show is to mesh styles, creating new works in a direction which would typically not be created independently.
A solo exhibition by David Hale.
Athens, Georgia-based artist David Hale will be debuting a new body of work Saturday, June 2nd titled, “St. Francis”. This body of work seeks to illuminate the fundamental similarities between all mythologies and mystical teachings by merging Christian Mythology with Native American and Pagan Mythologies.
A group exhibition.
This show celebrates ABV’s 2 Year Anniversary with 18 Artists creating new works using the 2 colors, black and white and the multiple shades that they produce.
Fear and Loathing in ATL
A group show inspired by the classic cult film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".
You Can't Buy This
Atlanta artist Ola Bad makes his solo show debut at ABV Gallery with You Can’t Buy This. Best known for his wheat paste work, Ola Bad means the title quite literally – most of the work in the show will be given away.
Album of Nature
Los Angeles-based Shark Toof presents a solo exhibition of new paintings, early serigraph prints / wheatpastes and an installation of hand embellished serigraph wood panels.
Red Lotus: The Floating World
A solo exhibition by Brandon Sadler.
'While living in South Korea, Brandon Sadler was consumed by an unfamiliar environment struggling to find a balance between work and artistic expression. With Sadler’s grandfather passing and his isolation from living abroad, he was motivated to create his most recent body of work, “Red Lotus: The Floating World.”
By utilizing rice paper for its sensitivity and ink for its permanence, Sadler has created a metaphor for life and its actions. Through this unification of these materials, “Red Lotus: The Floating World” articulates his ideas about the change and death of self-image that is essential for enlightenment and the finding of one’s true self.
"When your world is consumed by waves, you can sink or you can float." – Brandon Sadler
A solo exhibition by AC Bananas.
"A series inspired by the dominant rulers of the Roman empire, the gods and goddesses from Greek mythology and the four elements I believe a man can’t live without — the brain, the lungs, the heart and the vagina."
Save the Day, Kill the Night
A number of Atlanta-based artists have taken powers into their own hands and created work inspired by Superheroes and Villains.
Bay to the A
San Francisco-based TOTT (Tools Of The Trade) global art show.
ABV is pleased to present "Supernatural Circus", a collection of new work from 13 Atlanta-based artists.
Overseas and Undertones
Yellow Pants and ABV is pleased to present "Overseas and Undertones", a collection of new work from 13 transatlantic artists.
The Tanks Half Full
Oliver Black’s inspiration on his “TANKS HALF FULL” SUMMER TOUR:
“After my father visited me in my studio in Oakland a few months ago, I was reflecting on a conversation we had about finding inspiration. After I complained about the lack of that in my life at the time, I decided embarking on a trip to distant lands was in order.
My father, being consistent with his encouragement (as well as the rest of my family, which is an absolute blessing) suggested something more simple and practical. A trip somewhere in the United States. Maybe somewhere with a cool museum or a local art scene. He suggested the Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh Pa. or the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. I have always enjoyed my travels which tend to take me across at least one ocean.
For some reason the idea of seeing the U.S. had never been more appealing as it was in that simple sentence from my father. I figured if I’m gonna be on the road, I might as well try to squeeze some work in there and take advantage of my time. This gave birth to ”The Tanks Half Full” U.S. summer tour which will take me from California to New York City, and all the way back, stopping in all of the necks of your woods.
I romanticize about this trip as we approach the 120th anniversary of my great, great Grandfather Alexander Black’s first picture play ‘Miss Jerry’. Which some Scholars and other pre-cinema enthusiasts would proudly acknowledge was the beginning of the motion picture as we know it today. In smaller words — movies. In 1895-1900 he made his way around the U.S by train with suitcases full of glass slides, one assistant, and a vision he wanted to share with people all over this incredible country.
I am very proud to continue this creative legacy than runs through my blood as it did for my great, great grandfather. I imagine a meeting between the two of us, a century of separation — understanding that we are products of our different environments, but are bonded by a similar vision. To absorb and create, and to share with the people we meet along our way.
West side west side ride or die word to ALL your mothers.”
The Tenderloin Project
The Tenderloin Project is an ongoing artistic endeavor focused on one of San Francisco’s most marginalized neighborhoods: The Tenderloin. Utilizing the interactive mediums of photography and film, the project's aim is to capture a compelling and honest portrait of this diverse community.
With living exhibitions that traveled through San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, New York and Tokyo, the project was showcased in a variety of outlets, creating access for a range of viewers to see these intimate, yet objective images, and to understand what life is like in the Tenderloin.
The project has since culminated in the creation of The Tenderloin Project Digital Workstation, located at Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program in the heart of the Tenderloin. The workstation, which includes a 27-inch iMac and a Canon DSLR camera, was donated on behalf of proceeds raised through the Tenderloin Project’s art sales and living exhibitions. The workstation is accessible free of charge, five days a week, to everyone and anyone interested in creating their own photography or video-based projects.
By residents of the community now having access to this technology, we hope that it will allow the project to live on for years and generations to come in the form of art within the community. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group show featuring 16 artists who each created a mixed media piece as part of two 8′ comic book pages. Their collaborative creations formed one unified, larger-than-life comic book story, complete with an alien abduction, a villain, and a damsel in distress — all the makings of a quintessential comic.