TAYLOR + CONNOR ROBINSON.
We paint intending to blur the line between art, poetry, and sculpture. Our art is a tribute to the moments that define us, in reckoning and acceptance. We are armed with an inherent obligation to translate and transmute emotion into various art forms, with vulnerability and hope to aid in destigmatizing mental health with viscerally evoking art. We channel our longing for solidarity within our art, engraving our human experience alongside a wish to cultivate unity with people from all walks of life. To expose the dark and light within our being is a part of the cure to connect us all. The beauty of art brings people together to have their own experiences of processing the work and share their unique visceral reactions. This collection embodies all of the parts of myself learning to co-exist with each other. A thank you to the many faces and personas I've worn to survive. The importance of peaceful coexistence with a commitment to tolerance, mutual respect, and the agreement to settle conflicts without recourse to violence. Accepting situations that do not end in justice and walking away with the life experience to fight for what you believe in. Toxic relationships hijacked the entirety of my mental space. Decisions made out of fear or faith all led to this present moment in time. The intersection of knowing our thoughts are not reality and the lens we view the world through looks different than everyone else's. We all wake up every day with the chance/choice to change our reaction to situations out of our control and argue with the thoughts we deem factual.
Our art is a story illustrating transformation—the work it took to find peace with the moments in life that are hard to comprehend. Sculpted textural composition encapsulate the wide range of emotions co-existing within us. The defining moments that broke us and the ebbs and flow of rehabilitation. Our paintings are infused with natural elements and material, concrete stone contrasting fragility, and strength. Soft wool and leather weaved throughout the canvas with gentle humanity and hopeful comfort. Offering the viewer, a visceral depiction of the way I process emotion. Our bodies hold all of the defining moments that shift our beliefs of ourselves and those around us. Within every one of us is a bias we forget we hold, forming opinions and urging us to limit connection to only those who agree with us. This illusion of safety is in the presence of the people who feel familiar. Yet our personal emotional growth and ability to cohabitate count on our decision to feel uncertain. We are all chaotically co-existing alongside each other balancing survival, connection, forgiveness, love, comfort, conflict, and the need to feel accepted.
Please join us at the grand bohemian hotel gallery for the opening of “and yet we co-exist” sept 1st! The collection will be on display and available to collect the entire month of September.
october 2022 interactive exhibition at julia deckman studios showcasing a collection inspired to raise awareness about the lack of mental health and addiction resources in south carolina and across the nation.
may 2022 (mental health awareness month) a month long exhibit featuring a collection of works focusing on the correlation between trauma and substance use. we fundraised for the Charleston Chapter of Oxford House Non-Profit, an organization Taylor worked for and opened 8 sober living homes in the low country as an oxford house outreach.
our first solo exhibition, one that fueled the fire to find new ways to fight mental health & addiction stigma.
reach out for a PDF downloadable version of the charleston mental health resource list - our goal is to assist expanding resources within and around the charleston area.