Taylor/Theroux is a collaborative team who create drawings that address the body, and how awareness affects our perceptions about our bodies. They have been working collaboratively at Miranda Arts Project Space since August 12, 2015. Andrea Taylor lives in Vancouver, BC Canada, and Margery Theroux in Wyckoff, New Jersey, making their collaboration a process of mailing drawings back and forth. The residency will allow the artists to take the collaboration to another level, as they work in the same physical space for a duration of the month of the residency. The artists will incorporate actual body movement and GoPro head mounted cameras to both document the work and create video works that capture the dynamic of the drawing process in action.
The artists are inspired by Maria Lassnig’s book “The Pen is The Sister of The Brush.” Her diaristic writings about making liminal spaces visible inform their collaboration.
“…to want the impossible, to go beyond skill, beyond the security of the real, into uncharted territory-a physical feeling that is difficult to define visually, where does it begin, where does it end, what shape is it, pointed, curved, zigzag. To explore this is like trying to fence in clouds, to pin down nebulous realms." Maria Lassnig, “The Pen is The Sister of The Brush”