Quirk and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are thrilled to present the work of their current artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King in her solo show, TETHERED, opening October 10 in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel. Join us on Thursday, October 17 from 5-8 pm for a special reception and a first look at new work created during Taylor's residency that began earlier this year.
TETHERED is a distillation of wall works, installed neck pieces, and bound brooches that work through the awkward comedy of resting on the cusp of transition. Using home improvement materials, clothing, cording, and collected scrap wood the exhibited pieces pack away nerves, pause mid-sentence, and make feeble attempts to negotiate comfort.
Taylor Zarkades King is a studio artist and jeweler living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Formally trained as a metalsmith, her craft based practice sways between a jewelers bench and a studio that finds its form through larger configurations of wood, fiber, print and re contextualized objects. Through her use of coded material language and comedic mimicry Taylor creates and choreographs strange but familiar objects into relational installations— each form hinting at another, deflecting a central gaze in favor of a horizon. Her current research focuses on nuanced orientations of queer kinship, gender, desire and home. Taylor received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019 and a BFA from California College of Arts in 2010. She teaches inventive craft based workshops nationally and has exhibited in the US, Switzerland, Mexico, and China.
TETHERED will be on view in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel October 10 - November 10. Taylor's residency officially concludes this November after her solo show ends. Please come raise a glass with us as we toast Taylor for all of her accomplishments and the development of her practice during her time in Richmond.