On October 3, 2020, Track 16 hosts an art talk with Los Angeles-based artist Camilla Taylor in conjunction with her solo exhibition, “Your Words in My Mouth.” The show runs through October 17 and is open by appointment.
Presenting a new body of work, the show includes sculpture using a variety of media, among them ceramic, glass, wood, paper, and thread, and several drypoint prints. In these works, Taylor seeks to understand the phenomena of internal deception – the lie transformed into truth as the liar now believes it. Conning can have different goals. Conning happens for financial gain, but also for love and acceptance.
One of the centerpieces to the exhibition is the work Speaking in unison, telling their own lies, an installation made of 17 ceramic, glazed heads, all of which have vacant eyes and open mouths. The heads, arranged in a circle and faced inward, are connected by string, representing the thread of conversation as it spreads between people or, alternately, versions of ourselves. Although the string shows a transmission of ideas, each head has a small version of the conversation that runs continuously between the group.
On view: September 12 – October 17, 2020
What: “Your Words in My Mouth”
Where: Track16 Gallery, 1206 Maple Ave, #1005, LA, 90015
When: October 3, 2020, Artist talk at 1:00pm