As part of our ongoing series featuring each of the program's instructors, we are introducing Taylor Gutermute this week. For more information about the classes, go to our websiteartfoundrygallery.com.
Taylor began developing an art making process as a child by using whatever was available to draw on, cut and paste, or make into three-dimensional forms. This inattention to traditional art materials and an impulse to assemble bits and pieces into a larger whole has placed her in the position of inventing and experimenting with many different media. In her repertoire are indoor and outdoor sculptures, abstract photographs, mixed media drawings, and collages.
Pattern Pathways - Fused pigment on metal 30" x 19" x 8" (Private Collection)
In some works she addresses her concern for the environment by using recycled metal, plastic bags, concrete, or found objects. In others, sheet metal is formed into a shaped canvas to be left as is or painted. Some sculptures are painted with a powdered pigment, which is then fused onto the metal making the colorful works suitable for inside or outside environments. Her sheet metal sculptures typically twist and turn like our lives reflecting the multiple pathways we encounter daily and as our life progresses. The sculptures are hung on the wall, suspended or are free standing. They are in offices, lobbies, living areas, and outside on buildings, parks, and in residential yards. Size, surface treatment, and color vary to suit the location.
Fragments - Fused pigment on metal
Commissioned pieces are welcomed and can be made to fit the location. Her work may be seen every Second Saturday upstairs at the Art Foundry Gallery at 1021 R Street at 10th in Sacramento or by appointment.
For more information or to sign up for a workshop, contact her at 916-833-6248 or go to her website: www.taylorforart.