September 18, 2020

Carroll Taylor Lindoe – A poetic exploration of figuration, landscape and architecture

Lissa Robinson
Galleries West

Those who doubt whether geometric abstraction can offer a poetic and moving experience should visit Carroll Taylor Lindoe’s exhibition, Inch, Foot, Yard, Mile, at the TrépanierBaer Gallery in Calgary.

This eloquent assembly of drawings, paintings and sculptures created between 1981 and 2001 highlights her conceptual and formal explorations through recurring themes of figuration, landscape and architecture.

Running until Oct. 10, it is Taylor Lindoe’s first solo exhibition in Canada in two decades. On view for the first time are selected works from the Savage Paintings series, sculptures from the Little Haven/Lizard  series, the Beautiful Paintings and more.

Taylor Lindoe’s practice spans more than four decades. Born in Calgary in 1948 to artists Luke and Vivian Lindoe, she studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Instituto de Allende in Mexico.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across Canada and is in many public and private collections. She now lives on Denman Island, off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Since the ’80s, Taylor Lindoe has shifted between paintings on canvas, charcoal drawings and assemblage sculptures using wood, plaster, wax and paint. Emerging from her wide-ranging practice is a personal vocabulary rooted in formal composition and her intense sensorial relationship with the natural environment.

She creates works simultaneously gleaned from geometrical, natural and architectural references while staying acutely focused on form, composition and the manipulation of perceptual space.

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Image Credit:

Carroll Taylor Lindoe

Figure 5, 1985
Wood, wax, plaster, oil, enamel, watercolour paints
25.5” x 12” x 6.5”