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Taylor & Mackenzie
15 East 27th Street, 212 400 4852
Flatiron / Gramercy
January 5 - January 29, 2010
Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 9 PM
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Group Show: Introductions

Taylor & Mackenzie is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Max Langhurst. This will be the artist’s first group show at the gallery.

Max Langhurst’s multi-disciplinary practice of using sculpture, installation, and video has recently led the artist to forge a path of distinction between form and the materialistic nature of the 21st century. For this exhibition, Langhurst has paired a selection of works using video and light to facilitate a continuous dialogue between the man made and the transcendental capacity for natural beauty.

In “Gaussian“, Langhurst creates an artificial island of metal and fuses it with a closed body of solid light. The dome is rendered hollow and its internal matter removed in order to emphasis the constructive nature of the form. The sheltered network of wrapped metal adds an extra level of connectivity allowing for the subtle mixture of shadow and light to play out.

For the video entitled “El Cantar de Mio Cid”, the artist has used sonogram technology to capture the unpredictable movements of his own bodies internal rhythm. Presented on a stainless steel surface, the delicate muscular organs twitch and move in a synchronized dance of color and contraction. Each quadrant of human fiber provides a striking contrast to the vital surrounding ventricles of discharged blood. With such a variety of human circuitry, Langhurst manages to illustrate the intricate nature of our own vesicular form and at the same time establish a sense of visual disambiguate.

Max Langhurst lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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