Multifarious Tendencies August 6 - August 30, 2010


Kevin Earl Taylor


fabric8 was pleased to present Multifarious Tendencies, a group show of new work by the artists Brett Amory, Adam Flores, Kevin Taylor, and Micke Tong, curated by Sandra Silvoy.

While different in style and background, these artists translate a mutual concern for the particularities of human tendency. Brett Amory captures our state of anticipation, wherein an individual is not entirely present to the moments passing. Adam Flores reveals struggles of social and economic classes, religion, family values and morality. Kevin Earl Taylor bypasses a natural law that binds us as he explores absurdities of an animal’s relation to man. Micke Tong steps into a dialogue of faith, power, and life's anomalies with his sculptural constructions. Touchstones of the human experience arise in combining these multifarious tendencies.

Brett Amory was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to San Francisco in 1996 to study motion pictures at the Academy of Art. After one drawing class, he switched his major to fine art and started his first body of work called “Waiting,” a series of paintings about the anticipation of the next moment, which he still continues to paint today.

Adam Flores illustratively analyzes and illuminates contemporary issues that are often questioned but rarely answered -- religion, mortality, society, consumption, and the improbable acquisition of the American Dream. He holds a BFA from Academy of Art University.

Kevin Earl Taylor holds a BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design and has exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally. Primarily an oil painter, he has lately been exploring animals and other subject matter that people consider sacred.

Micke Tong perceives art as his way of assimilating into humanity. Much of his work reinterprets life and does so through unusual use of color, shape, and transparency. He holds a BFA in New Media Arts from Academy of Art University and is the Art Director for Computers & Structures, Inc.

Curator Sandra Silvoy recently earned a degree in arts management from the University of San Francisco. She has worked with the Shooting Gallery, Art Business, KQED, KALW, and Electric Works.

Multifarious Tendencies was on exhibit from August 6 through August 30, 2010.