The Work of Carroll Taylor Lindoe

The Work of Carroll Taylor Lindoe

September 18, 2018 to January 31, 2019
Gallery 505 is a Window Gallery located in the lobby of 505 – 8th Ave SW

Carroll Taylor-Lindoe was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1948. She studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Instituto de Allende in Mexico. Taylor-Lindoe’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across Canada and can be found in many public and private collections.

Taylor-Lindoe has a wide ranging practice, creating both abstract and representational art which she explores through painting, sculpture, installations, works on paper and photo based art. A recurring theme of her practice is the concept of the landscape and an exploration of her environment. The four works featured in this exhibition are reflective of Taylor-Lindoe’s dynamic practice. The Underworld (Queen) (1984) is a large charcoal drawing on paper featuring a dramatic amalgamation of sculptural forms to create a three-dimensional scene. This work was created during her exploration of constructivism through drawing and sculpture from 1975-1985. Beautiful Painting #22 and Beautiful Painting #19 are vivd and geometric abstract oil paintings which evoke a spatial expanse. Savage Painting #5 represents a phase of Taylor-Lindoe’s practice from 1980-2000 where text and writing function as an additional facet to her works which explore more personal, societal and political themes. In Savage Painting #5 a poetic textual component is centrally placed above the horizontal oil painting. On this canvas, inscribed in graphite, the artist’s voice is made visible:

She has been lying there
unconscious for a long time
see no place define no ground
below she seems to be in the
sky surrounded by clouds and
mist   she is as grey as her
surroundings bloodless her body
is covered with long deep cuts that run
vertically from her shoulders over her torso
and down her legs   The cuts are open
but they do not bleed  The head on
her shoulders is dark and small with
a short beard   In contrast to the
stillness of her body this head is
thrashing from side to side in an
attempt to come undone from
her body    C.M. 91


CALGARY ALLIED ARTS FOUNDATION gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:
679 CAPITAL, The City of Calgary Public Art Program and Calgary Arts Development.