Brad Evan Taylor: Growing Rocks


The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Growing Rocks, an exhibition of ceramic works by Brad Evan Taylor. Taylor's deep interest in natural processes that occur on a geological time-scale, like sedimentary formation and volcanic activity, inform his practice in the studio and kiln. He produces large-scale porcelain masses using organic materials such as strands of rice straw, which disintegrate in the firing process, leaving behind fossilized patterns on the porcelain's surface. As a result, Taylor's porcelain masses resemble rocks grown by an artist's hand. This exhibition in the Museum's Street Gallery will bring together a selection of new and recent work by Taylor from across his oeuvre, including Pyroplastic Deformation (2019), Small Masses Paired (2018), and Compressed Mass (2016). The Museum has also published a book in conjunction with the exhibition, made possible by sponsorship from Visit Salt Lake, that will be available for purchase in the Museum's Art Shop.

Location information

20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

20 West Temple
Salt Lake City
Utah 84101
United States of America