Carol Taylor-Kearney

Carol Taylor-Kearney

  • Mind's Eye, Oil on window(reverse painting on glass),
    w/ collaged paper and screen, 28 x 32 inches

  • still_life

    Still Life, oil on window (reverse painting on glass) w/ carving, found and handmade objects, painted glass panels, stickers, and mixed media, 48 x 46 inches

  • Numerology, oil on window (reverse painting on glass) w/ handmade and found objects, & mixed media, 28 x 40 inches

  • Entry-Crossing-Exit, front view
    oil on door (reverse painting on the glass) with carving, glass, handmade and found objects, mixed media, 80 x 40 x 40 inches

  • Entry-Crossing-Exit, back view
    oil and gold paint on door with carving, glass, stickers, wire, beads, handmade and found objects, 80 x 40 x 40 inches

  • Framed World, oil on window (reverse painting on glass) w/ collaged paper and screen, mixed media, 29 x 29 inches

  • Mass Moment of Inertia, oil on window (reverse painting on glass) w/ collaged paper and screen, mixed media, 20 x 32 inches

  • Animus, Physis, Spiritus,
    oil on window (reverse painting on glass) w/ collaged paper and screen, mixed media, 32 x 31 inches

  • Title Eyes Are the Windows to the Soul, installation view

Carol Taylor-Kearney

Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, art educator, and curator.  She is a life-long resident of southern New Jersey where she collects materials for her reverse glass and mixed media paintings on found windows and doors, and for her installations.  A graduate of Rowan University (BA in Art Education) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (MFA), she was also supported through the Violette de Mazia Foundation in courses on aesthetics at the Barnes Foundation and Villanova University.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and she has participated in artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Peters Valley Craft Center, and the Pouch Cove Foundation.  She has received grants from Artist, Inc and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Taylor-Kearney’s art works are vignettes informed by the materials and experiences gathered in her daily life.  Often, in her paintings, she includes art historical works—at times in an obscure way, sometimes as a framing device or incorporated directly into the scene.  The use of found windows, doors, and oddments in her work suggest a history, voyeurism, duality, and transition.  The layers of materials painted and glued behind, onto, and even extending into the viewer’s world make a plotline to be read by studying, linking, and peeling away the information to tell a story.  Her titles represent associations she makes with the finished work and are drawn from poetry, science, or other writings.

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