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Stephanie Taylor (B. 1970)

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Stephanie Taylor (B. 1970)

Hopper (and Poppers)

Stephanie Taylor (B. 1970) Hopper (and Poppers) copper-plated bronze, in four parts largest element: 17 x 12 x 21in. (43.2 x 30.5 x 53.3cm.) Executed in 2007, this work is number two from an edition of ten
Hotel Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.
Los Angeles, Daniel Hug Gallery, Kale for Stray Bunny, 2007 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, Hotel Gallery, We Stopped in the Colonnade, 2007 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, Saatchi Gallery, Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, 2011, p. 232 (illustrated in colour, p. 233).
Los Angeles, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, The Stephanie Taylor Kong Boos, 2016-2017 (another from the edition exhibited).
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Stephanie Taylor is a sculptor, sound artist, painter and writer working in Los Angeles. Her cross-disciplinary approach enables her to create multifaceted exhibitions where sound and sculpture merge to form engrossing narrative journeys. Scattered throughout her exhibitions like displaced fictional characters, Taylor’s sculptures of animals become continuations of her musical compositions, blurring the boundary between where visual work ends and sound design begins. In her music, sequential connections are made based on rhyming vowel sounds. This concept is continued with the carefully selected titles of sculptures, such as Hopper (and Poppers) (2007). Making an appearance at the 2016 exhibition The Stephanie Taylor Kong Boos in Hollywood, Hopper (and Poppers)is a copper-plated bronze cast of a rabbit, playfully riffing on the rhyming interplay between the title of the work and its material (‘hopper’/’copper’), and thereby reinforcing Taylor’s detection of correspondences and sequences in sound.

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