Timothy Taylor is delighted to present The World for a Mirror, an exhibition of paintings by Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983, Istanbul, Turkey). This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, following an announcement of representation earlier this year. Pozanti’s exhibition will inaugurate Timothy Taylor’s new 6,000-square-foot New York gallery at 74 Leonard Street in Tribeca.
The exhibition presents lush, large-scale abstract paintings that Pozanti makes by drawing with brightly colored oil sticks, which she blends into the canvas with her fingers. Pozanti seeks a trancelike connection between body and mind, shaping the biomorphic forms rooted in a created alphabet of 31 glyphs into sweeping visions marked by the texture of touch. The exhibition’s title is drawn from a poem by Robinson Jeffers, The World for a Mirror, which reflects on the poet’s surrounding landscape as a mirror for his inner self. Jeffers’ celebration of the ferocity and freedom of wild animals, and the enduring beauty of sea, sky and stone, sheds light on Pozanti’s own vision of the human experience as a single chord within the symphony of the universe.