Galerie Nagel Draxler

Stephanie Taylor "Bathroom Music"

Eröffnung: Freitag, 5. Februar 2016, 19–22 Uhr
Opening: Friday, February 5th, 2016, 7–10 pm

Galerie Nagel Draxler
Weydingerstraße 2/4
10178 Berlin

Öffnungszeiten / Hours:
Dienstag – Freitag: 11 – 19 Uhr / Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 7 pm
Samstag: 11 – 18 Uhr / Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

ST, Bathroom Music, 2016
Stephanie Taylor
“Mommy”, 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 160 cm

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Biston Toggle", 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 120 cm

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Peanuts", 2016
Aluminiumguss

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Peanut (large)", 2016
Aluminiumguss

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Peanut (large)", 2016
Aluminiumguss

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Swimmers", 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 120 cm

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Chestnuts", 2016
Bronze mit Messinglegierung

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Gas", 2006
Messing legierte Bronze

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Bass", 2001
Messing legierte Bronze

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“Bathroom Music”, 2016
Installationsansicht
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Banjoless (lean right)", 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 120 cm

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
“When calamity strikes, double the monkeys (German proverb)”, 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 120 cm

Photo: Simon VogelStephanie Taylor
"Banjoless (lean left)", 2016
Siebdruck
120 x 120 cm

Photo: Simon Vogel

Pressetext

Bathroom Music

Bathroom Music, brings five stories together into one room (originally, a bathroom), and listens as the echoes bounce on windows, walls and plumbing. Several stories intermingle as displaced tales take on new meanings. There is a monkey, a parrot, a Texan, several missing banjos and a bunch of channel swimmers. And there are peanuts big and small and marshmallow. The monkey and the parrot will eat the peanuts. The Texan will wait years hoping his land will yield one fine peanut. The banjos are themselves someone’s missing peanut. And to the channel swimmers, the channel is a peanut. What we look for, and hope for, and wait for, and work for, is a peanut.

The Stephanie Taylor Kong Boos, forthcoming from MAK in 2016, is Taylor’s second songbook, encompassing six songs written since 2010. Working from this music, Taylor wrote Bathroom Music, in which the six songbook songs intermingle in snippets and returns. In December 2015, the work was performed in a bathroom, in Los Angeles, by a five-person chorus, and a cellist, sitting on the toilet. The exhibition, Bathroom Music, takes the idea of mixing these songbook stories together, this time without music or words, or a bathroom.