An exhibition of new paintings by Henry Taylor will be up in Tokyo through mid-May. In Los Angeles, Taylor will be honored at the ICA LA benefit brunch, with a tribute by Mark Bradford.
“For Taylor, portraiture is much more than an artistic convention of a realistic painter; the variety that he produces within the genre reshapes what might be considered a conventional language into a flexible vehicle for a much larger goal, which is to produce a multivalent but also highly specific view of contemporary life as seen through the eyes of an African American artist at the beginning of the twenty-first century.” – Laura Hoptman*
HENRY TAYLOR, through May 19.
BLUM & POE, 1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo.
ICA LA BENEFIT BRUNCH, Saturday, May 12, at noon.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, 1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Top: Henry Taylor, Island: Antiparos, Greece, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 36 x 7/8 inches.