Art Galleries

Flatlanders Art Galleries proudly presents A Summer Series with:

As Paint is Applied- oil paintings by Kim Taylor
The Art of Tattoo- group show exhibiting a variety of artwoTyler, and M. Young

Comic Book Art - Jason Butler, M. Young, and Carol Tyler
Ramp: Recent Work- a solo exhibition of mixed media prints by Dustyn Bork

These exhibits are free of charge . A reception will be held on Sunday,
July 22nd, 2007 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5 PM
Saturday 10 to 4 PM
Sunday 1 to 4 PM

 As Paint Is Applied – a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Kim Taylor. Through thick, fleshy paint Taylor creates images that are both beautiful and repulsive. These aesthetic qualities simultaneously support and contrast one another, just as they do in life. Taylor was born in Dallas and was raised in both Texas and the Bedford, Michigan area. She earned a BFA from The University of Texas in Austin, and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and currently works in both fine art and graphic design.
 The Art of Tattoo – a group show exhibiting a variety of artwork stemming from tattoo culture. The cultural status of tattooing has changed significantly over the past few decades from one of an anti-social character to a mainstream sensibility. “Tattoo-related art work is the subject of museum, gallery and educational institution art shows across the United States.” Here we are showcasing the artwork of 5 artists from the tattoo communities in Columbus, OH and Hanover, CT. From bold and vivid watercolors to eerie sculptures and slick photography, this show exemplifies the wide diversity of styles and types of art that have emerged from tattoo culture. Exhibiting artist include: Durb Morrison, Alyssa Brunelli, Anthony Dubois, Philip Robertson, and Nick Baxter.
Comic Book Art – the graphic work of Jason Butler, Carol Tyler, and M. Young. The comic book page is a place for words and pictures to come together to tell a story. From the obsessive cross-hatching and colors of Tyler’s commentary on the New York art scene, the frantic lines of Young’s misled journey across the midwest, to the bold “spot blacks” of Butler’s backyard, these are stories meant to make us laugh and remind us of our own evolving autobiographies. - Jason Butler and M. Young, students at the University of Cincinnati School of Art, have each self published comic books collecting their work from the past year under their mentor at the University, Carol Tyler.
 Ramp: Recent Work – a solo exhibition of mixed media prints by Dustyn Bork. He often works with cast-off materials, reclaimed supplies, and mundane patterning and considers it a reflection of splendor and chaos in the global scrap heap. He states, “The focus of my work is construction- the physical act of positioning materials together. How the image is built up within painting, drawing, and printmaking becomes paramount to the subject matter.” Bork has studied with many prodigious midwestern printmakers earning his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University: Bloomington, Indiana in 2002 and his BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999. He is currently a professor at the University of Toledo where he teaches printmaking and foundations of art.