Zin Taylor – The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 5)


Taylor’s exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery follows on from his two-part residency with Fogo Island Arts in 2010 and 2012. A number of the works presented in the show derive from the time he spent on Fogo Island. For instance, the photo series and video work, Lichen Voices (2013) presents two men throwing poses while dressed in stripe and dot pajamas, respectively. Manifestations of the artist’s ongoing work with an artistic vocabulary of stripes and dots, the two figures suggest an overlay of culture (straight lines and perfect circles; patterning and abstracted repetition) superimposed on a background of the lichen-clad rock formations so ubiquitous on Fogo Island. However, instead of dominating the landscape, Taylor sees his cultural avatars as controlled by the lichen, hence the work’s title: Lichen Voices.

Zin Taylor, Lichen Voices, 2013

Zin Taylor, Lichen Voices, 2013

Zin Taylor Special Fundraising Edition Lichen Voices (2013), a limited edition printwork by Zin Taylor is available for purchase. All proceeds support the Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity, which is the parent organization of Fogo Island Arts. For more information, please send enquiries to [email protected]

Zin Taylor
The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 5)
September 27, 2013 – March 23, 2014
Fogo Island Gallery
210 Main Street, Joe Batt’s Arm
Newfoundland and Labrador
A0G 2X0, Canada
Tel +1 709 658 3444

9am – 9pm
The gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Admission is FREE.