Metal Work by Tim Little
& Drawings by Claire Taylor
Art Access Gallery
Art Access Gallery is pleased to show the work of metal artist Tim Little and his sophisticated constructions of animals using recycled parts, along with the drawings of Claire Taylor who focuses on the symbolic significance of animals.
Claire Taylor's drawings stem from a smaller series that she did in 2010, titled Wolf Pack. She chose to further explore the symbolic significance of three of those animals - wild dogs, owls and the California condor, in a new series titled Feather of the Dog, Hair of Owl.
Taylor says that she has seen all of these animals in the wild and believes that animals are an ideal faculty to convey pure emotion and thought and views them "as otherworldly, pure and wise".
Riverton artist, Tim Little, gets the inspiration for most of his art from the junk pile. Car pistons are hooves. Cameras are bugs. Bicycle chains become branches and leaves of a tree. A partially burned wood root base and stump becomes a dragon.
Little explains, " Parts for my pieces come from places including metal pipe discard piles, clutch, transmission, small engine, motorcycle and bicycle shops. All parts are collected with permission. People occasionally see my art and drop off things on my front door step. Who knows where I'll find my next part and inspiration?"
June 17 - July 8, 2011
Gallery Stroll Reception on Friday, June 17 from 6 to 9PM.
Art Access Gallery is located at 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.