Waiting in the Wings
Virginia Griswold & Lauren Taylor
October 7th - 28th, 2017
mild climate presents Waiting in the Wings, a two-person exhibition featuring work from Virginia Griswold and Lauren Taylor.
easily cracked or fractured or snapped with wet feet. a lost dog loses sleep
Why don'tcha come to me?
Here I am right near you"
"If I sees you; I will seize you; and I'll squeeze you
till you squirt (to a caterpillar)
brigadier; brigadier; briga-tee"
No I don't have wet feet.
I've been waiting in the wings.
Virginia Griswold is an artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She received an MFA in Sculpture/Glass from Alfred University, Alfred, NY in 2011 and a BFA in Glass/ Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 2004. She has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Penland School of Crafts. In 2009, she received a Brooklyn Arts Council Re-Grant to fund the project: What it is, What it will be: Objects Found and Altered in Brooklyn, as well as, a fellowship in Sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2011 she was awarded a residency fellowship from Alfred University to study at the the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for the spring of 2012. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Gullkistan residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Her solo exhibition Near Earth Objectsopened at Austin Peay State University in October of 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and 3D Foundations at Austin Peay State University.
Lauren Taylor received her B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, and lives and works in Nashville, TN. Her paintings tease out a narrative of vulnerability, intimacy and desire, while capturing details of a personal, lived experience. Rendered delicately, they are about absence as much as presence and create a tone of longing, while offering a sublime space between potential, personal moments. Her sculptural work holds ghost-like qualities, becoming abject props or stand-ins for the objects’ original, practical purpose, further implying the vulnerability inherent in an intimate relationship. Both humorous and trenchantly romantic, her works offer a deeply ontological and playful perspective. Taylor's solo exhibition pillow talk is currently on view at Bahamas Biennale, Detroit, MI.
507C HAGAN ST, NASHVILLE, TN / WEDGEWOOD/HOUSTON ARTS DISTRICT