ABJECT OBJECTS / GIFTED
Lori Taschler, born in Brooklyn and raised in upstate New York, began show- ing her work in the East Village in the 1980’s. Her early work concentrated on ordinary household furnishings like tables, televisions and mirrors. Executed in thickly slathered oil paint, her paintings highlight lone objects housed within heavy, dense walls - protective but not oppressive.
On the opposite wall, Taschler’s newer works are painted with a more subtle touch, a departure from the groundedness of her previous series. While continuing to evoke a sense of anthropomorphism, Taschler paints imagery of houses, cats, toys and trees in a softly blurred dream state, perhaps gesturing us towards transcendentalist reveries.
Lori Taschler is in numerous private and public collections including, The Akron Art Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Portland Museum of Art, University of Alaska Museum, Academy of Art Museum Maryland, Weatherspoon Art Gallery: the University of North Carolina, University of Wyoming Art Museum, University Museum of Southern Illinois and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum: University of
Crosby “ClockWork Cros” is a Surrealist artist who was born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York. His clocks challenge ideas about disposability, longevity and reputation, while exploring the consumption of celebrity. ClockWork Cros' works are collected by several prominent collectors and celebrities. His clocks have been exhibited in galleries throughout the world and in art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach, Armory Arts Week in New York and Frieze New York.