Lauren Marie Taylor
Dimensions of Time and Space is an exploration of the cultural constructions—historical, scientific, spiritual and metaphysical—that shape our understanding of what we experience as time and space. Through four workshops with artists and thinkers, the public is invited to investigate their relationships to time and space. During weekly classes with neighborhood youth programs, young people are called upon to reflect on their own cultural connections to time and space through video and storytelling. Over the month, the gallery will act as a laboratory for these ongoing inquiries.
Lauren Marie Taylor is a Bay Area conceptual artist. In 2013 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. In 2105 she was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, through which she worked with the Vatican Astronomical Observatory. Recent projects include collaborative work on the Man in Space Collection at the WDFM, Satellite Engineering at the California Academy of Sciences, YBCA workshops for BAN 7 and a solo exhibition at SoEx on robotics in the Civil Rights Era. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an MEd from Portland State University and an MFA in Social Practice from the California College of the Arts. Taylor is the currently the Senior Manager of Education at the Bay Area Video Coalition. www.utopianrealism.org