Newsletter — June 2017

 

Otherworld

 

Otherworld, my current work in progress, uses photographs taken in the upper Midwest to render possible models of the Earth-like planets currently being sought by NASA’s Kepler mission, and it also references the mythologies of many cultures that establish a land that is home to spiritual beings or the dead. These mythical other worlds of hope or doom often share characteristics with our familiar earthly landscapes, and I am using photographs of real places to suggest realms that may or may not exist. These images use barren terrains to suggest the earthlike landscapes photographed by rovers and other missions in space. As an immigrant, the landscapes of the upper Midwest continue to surprise me. This adds a personal layer to my depictions of territories that appear familiar yet remain unknowable.

 

Otherworld is informed by an earlier project, DARK MATTER, which I made in conjunction with the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  Where DARK MATTER focused on a specific site, Otherworld will be more of a fanciful musing on our curiosity. We send missions deep into space to search for evidence of other possible worlds, and we create mythological homes for our gods and our dead. How can I depict the geography of our desire? I use this world to create models of others, exploiting the dark tones to create barriers for understanding, always holding something back.

 

More information and images can be found here.

 

 

New Polymergravure Edition

 

This edition is of an image I made near the Saguaro National Park, AZ, just before an amazing monsoon storm rolled in and the roads flooded.

 

The temperature that day had been around 100ºF and humid and the Park Rangers weren’t allowing anyone in who didn’t have water with them. The couple before me had to turn around because they were refused entry. I’m used to the heat and humidity, living in Minnesota, but this was wild, especially since I was halfway up a long trail when I started to see the lightning in the distance. I managed to get back down and to the car just as the wind picked up.

 

Frame not included

 

Details

This edition is hand printed on Hahnemühle Copperplate Etching using Charbonnel inks. All prints are numbered, titled, dated and signed on the reverse, and signed and numbered on the front.

 

I’m offering this edition at an introductory price of $195, but that will increase to $225 on June 10th.

 

Payment is handled securely by Shopify and allows you the choice of paying either with a credit card or a PayPal account. All prints will be packed securely and shipped within 1-2 days via USPS Priority Mail.

 

Prints are unmatted and unframed.

 

TitleDust Storm, near Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Medium: Hand-pulled polymergravure print
Dimensions: 4.5″ x 10″ image
Paper: 11″ x 14″ Hahnemühle paper
Edition: 10 (plus proofs)
Introductory Price: $195 (plus sales tax for MN residents) until June 10th
Shipping: $9 within the US

 

 

 

Obscura Gallery

 

Just a reminder that Obscura Gallery is still offering two of my images at an introductory price, but only until they move into the newly renovated building later this summer. As well as a price discount, shipping is complimentary and includes a copy of my limited edition artist book The Dying of the Light — Twelve Instagram Photographs.

 

This book sold out fast when I released it recently, but I reserved several copies for the gallery. Click here to go to Obscura Gallery’s website for more information and to purchase prints.

 

Dust Storm, Arizona

 

This edition is hand printed on Hahnemühle Copperplate Etching using Charbonnel inks. All prints are numbered, titled, dated and signed on the reverse, and signed and numbered on the front.

 

Payment is handled securely by Shopify and allows you the choice of paying either with a credit card or a PayPal account. All prints will be packed securely and shipped within 1-2 days via USPS Priority Mail.

 

Prints are unmatted and unframed.

 

 

  • TitleDust Storm, near Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Medium: Hand-pulled polymergravure print
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ x 10″ image
  • Paper: 11″ x 14″ Hahnemühle paper
  • Edition: 10 (plus proofs)
  • Price: $225 (plus sales tax for MN residents)
  • Shipping: $9 Anywhere within the US (USPS Priority Mail)

 

 

Newsletter — May 2017

 

Temple of Apollo, Ancient Corinth, Greece, is one of two images that Obscura Gallery is offering of mine, at a discount, as part of their Featured Artist series. As well as a price discount, shipping is complimentary and includes a copy of my limited edition artist book The Dying of the Light — Twelve Instagram Photographs. The book was published in an edition of 50 copies and sold out very quickly, but I reserved a few copies specifically for the gallery, so copies of this are very limited.

 

In honor of our Obscura Gallery launch, we invite you to enjoy special website Featured Prints throughout the coming months until we are moved into our newly renovated space! These specials are only offered until we are moved in, and then they will no longer be available so enjoy them now and stay tuned for more features!

 

Our sixth special edition of Featured Prints showcases two prints by Obscura Gallery artist Keith Taylor. Both print options below include a special price, a limited edition book by Keith, and complementary shipping.

 

▪ 10% discount on either print purchase, and complementary shipping.
▪ Purchase includes limited edition book by Keith Taylor.
▪ Enter code TAYLOR at checkout.

 

PRINT DETAILS

 

Temple of Apollo, Ancient Corinth, Greece

2011

Image size 7″ x 7″

Platinum-palladium print

Edition of 10

To purchase or for more information, click here to go to Obscura Gallery’s website.

 

Windows, New York City

2007

Image size 7″ x 7″

Platinum-palladium print

Edition of 10

To purchase or for more information, click here to go to Obscura Gallery’s website.

 

 

BOOK DETAILS

 

The Dying of the Light — Twelve Instagram Photographs.

Limited edition of 50.

Signed and numbered.

8.25″ x 7″. 36 pages with hand sewn signatures.

12 full colour images plus colophon.

Dark blue cover stock with hot foil stamping.

Designed, printed, handbound and published by Keith Taylor.

First published in 2016.