Artist Alison Elizabeth Taylor Inlays Classic Technique into Contemporary Vocabulary


ATLANTA, GA.- The SCAD exhibitions department is presenting “Un/Inhabited,” an exhibition of intricate two and three-dimensional work by Alison Elizabeth Taylor, at the ACA Gallery of SCAD, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., through Dec. 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Taylor introduces marquetry, a pictorial wood veneer inlay technique made popular during the French Renaissance and the reign of Louis XIV, into the vocabulary of contemporary art with uniquely envisioned painterly images. Through this detailed medium, once the mark of status and luxury, she elevates her subject matter—desolate Western landscapes and the outsiders who inhabit them. In doing so, her pieces are charged with commentary on the economic and resultant housing crisis manifest in America. The detailed portraits and contoured landscapes provide a momentary glimpse into the fragility of communities coming to terms wit