Occam Projects is pleased to announce “Is, And Of The” a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Taylor Clough. Clough depicts seemingly familiar spaces and objects which are made alien through use of dynamic color, absence, and ambiguity of space. The opening reception for “Is, and Of The” will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 6 - 10p.
Teetering between representation and abstraction, Clough’s paintings are the result of a fight and reconciliation with paint. The work in “Is, And Of The” is a hazy nod to remembered apartments, empty pools, and distorted interiors. Using vibrant and otherworldly colors paired with expressive brushstrokes of intimately thick paint, Clough imbues seemingly empty planes of space with a voice as loud and empathetic as the objects they surround. Though lacking figurative elements Clough’s paintings seem to suggest that we are witnessing events just after the fact; the absence of the figure hauntingly suggesting their former presence. In this way, Clough acknowledges life by painting the space around it, resulting in a lasting visual tension between what is and isn’t.