Henry Taylor in PS1

Henry Taylor
January 29, 2012–April 09, 2012

Los Angeles-based artist Henry Taylor (American, b. 1958) applies his brush both to canvas and to unconventional materials—suitcases, cereal boxes, detritus—offering a refreshing, idiosyncratic perspective on culture and politics using everyone and everything around him as source material. While Taylor drew and painted in his youth, he studied art later in life, attending the California Institute of the Arts after working for ten years as a psychiatric technician a state hospital. In the months preceding the exhibition, the artist will be in residency in one of MoMA PS1’s former classrooms, using it as his New York studio to create new work for the exhibition. Henry Taylor is organized by Peter Eleey, Curator of MoMA PS1, and Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is made possible by Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis and by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley.

Additional generous support by Lawrence B. Benenson.

Special thanks to Karen and Brian Conway.

The accompanying publication is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundat