"Aging Beyond Modernism: Portraits of Modernist Women in Old Age" - paintings by Kim Rae Taylor
"Portrait of Alma Thomas" by Kim Rae Taylor, acrylic paint
Portraits of Modernist Women in Old Age, instrumental avant-garde women in art and literature in the early 20th century, by Kim Rae Taylor.
Aging Beyond Modernism is a solo exhibition by local artist Kim Rae Taylor, of portraits documenting many of the women who were an integral part of the art and literary avant-garde in Europe and the U.S. during the early decades of the twentieth century. Through the lens of gender and aging, Taylor looks at the longevity of many of these women, capturing them as they looked as the elderly women they became.
While the numerous “-isms” of twentieth-century Modernism are primarily identified with men, women were a vital, often overlooked force as artists, writers, performers, and art collectors. Often when their lives are examined, it’s specifically within the framework of Modernism, overlooking the work created in the latter part of their lives. The ongoing project serves as a visual extension of Taylor’s research of women artists in the modernist era, their creative development as they grew older, and their personal attitudes about aging itself. To date there are 40 portraits in the series and the project’s main purpose is educational. Paintings will be presented along with biographical information about each woman.
The public is invited to attend a free Closing Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, August 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator. She serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation. She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the 2021—2022 artist in residence for 2D media at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Taylor works with a variety of themes that draw from nature, language, and gender.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Aug 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
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The public is invited to attend a free Closing Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, August 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Artist Talk will begin at 6:30pm. Light refreshments served.
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