alison elizabeth taylor

Alison Elizabeth Taylor is back at the James Cohan Gallery, in a show that should been seen and appreciated. Taylor's work is immediately recognizable, and she has gained a reputation for "reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry, or intarsia wood inlay, a medium once made popular during the unprecedented age of luxury of Louis XIV's Court of Versailles. By choosing a medium that is typically associated with wealth and power to portray dystopian scenes of everyday life, Taylor creates a tension between the luxurious connotations of the material and a certain abjectness of the subject matter."

Alison Elizabeth Taylor
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street

May 7 - June 19