|Location||Johnson Hall Rotunda|
|Date||Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00am - 5:00pm|
Together features the mother and son duo, Yuko Taylor and King Godwin, whose bond influences one another’s own personal expression within their bodies of work. Apart from being an artist, Yuko’s life work has been to support King, an adult with autism. King transfers his feelings and what is true to him onto canvas and three-dimensional objects using bright, vibrant colors along with numbers that hold a special significance. Yuko, a Japanese-American oil painter, has exhibited works globally and draws inspiration from modern Western art and Japanese historical imagery.
While King expresses his day, Yuko relays timelessness through her depiction of nature. King teaches Yuko the true meaning of how art impacts human beings, and in return, Yuko motivates King to keep pursuing his art. While the Covid-19-quarantine world diminished the community that supported them, King helped Yuko realize the only thing of importance was how to live their day-to-day lives—through painting. Through this revelation, they recognized there was no loss. Yuko writes: “We are thankful that we have art in our lives. We are together, and having a good day.”
OCTOBER 29 EVENTS:
Gallery Talk in the form of a Zoom Webinar: 3:30-4:30pm
Zoom Webinar: https://meredith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bvtWRtCqRHS1RZts9do5kQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
In-Person, Registration-Only Artist Reception from 4:30-6:30 in Johnson Hall Rotunda.
Registration is required to attend this event: https://forms.gle/b8PmyybJu1z2PdRJ6