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Jul 19, 2022
Press Release | Andy Taylor: The Art of Color

Andy Taylor: The Art of Color” presented by Ann Korologos Gallery is a solo exhibition celebrating the changing moods of the West through the regional landscapes by Andy Taylor. The exhibition is on view July 21 to 31, 2022 with an opening artist reception on Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7PM at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, CO.

Andy Taylor - A La Diabla
Andy Taylor, “A La Diabla,” Oil on Linen, 45 x 33 in

Andy Taylor 

“Over the last 50 years, Andy has developed a colorful, gestural style that conveys the mood of a landscape and reflects the emotions of the viewer, rather than its landmarks,” shares Sue Edmonds. “This new body of work includes 20 pastel drawings, and well over a dozen new, largescale paintings in Taylor’s signature abstract styleAndy truly is a master of color, texture, and layers. These new works must be viewed in person!”

Andy Taylor - DR 19018
Andy Taylor, “DR 19018,” Oil Pastel on Paper, 7 x 9.5 in

A Long Road

Andy Taylor has been drawing and painting scenery within a day’s drive of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado for five decades. His loyal collectors enjoy the off-the-grid discoveries across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, flowering meadows, high plains, distant mesas, winding rivers, sparse trees and sundry vegetation. The artist often revisits the same areas to paint, knowing the landscape has changed both in form and through his perception.  

Andy Taylor - DR 22007
Andy Taylor, “DR 22007,” Oil Pastel on Paper, 7 x 9.5 in

The Painting Process

The artist starts his process with pen and ink sketches with marginalia, a process he considers to be the bones of a painting and a form of meditation. His sketches are visual reminders of a scene, but are always left incomplete, leaving room within the process to “invent significance and freedom to make discoveries” as he paints in his Carbondale studio. Familiar landscapes, often seen en route to greater landmarks, reflect the mood of the artist through his expressionistic style and characteristic brushwork and palette. These subjective reactions to reality in the form of shape and color are hallmarks of Taylor’s work.

Andy Taylor - DR 22052
Andy Taylor, “DR 22052,” Oil Pastel on Paper, 7 x 9.5 in

Accolades & Accomplishments

Andy Taylor’s work has been exhibited at numerous Western museums, including the Denver Art Museum, the Aspen Art Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. A veteran of many solo and group shows since the 1970s, Taylor became a Club Artist at the prestigious Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Andy Taylor - Late Faze
Andy Taylor, “Late Faze,” Oil on Linen, 52 x 38 in

Andy Taylor: The Art of Color is complemented with a selection of works from the gallery’s inventory of contemporary western art by 40 national and regional talents. It will be on view July 21 through July 31, 2022. For more information, please visit the Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, call 970.927.9668 or email art@korologosgallery.com.

Andy Taylor - Relleno
Andy Taylor, “Relleno,” Oil on Linen, 33 x 25 in
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