In response to an invitation to exhibit during the summer of 2020 at Slow Gallery in Chicago, Haxton, a new body of work by Fraser Taylor was created. In this, Taylor returned to a system of making that was prominent in his practice between 1977 and 1987, which included silk-screen prints on cloth for garments and products. What differs for Taylor in 2020 is a new exploration of digital printing, alongside his continued commitment to analogue processes.
In developing the Haxton concept, Taylor has revisited a collection of images that were
motivated by a series of 1980s drawings made on the west coast of Scotland. Re-evaluating this
work has prompted Taylor to reflect on his recurring themes of form and pattern. Those early
images that evoked figurative outlines cast across wild and craggy landscapes, now reinforce
taylors long-standing investigation of scale and mark making, and their fundamental relationship
to his representation of the body.
The process of this project has created a new collaboration with designer Franz Maggs who has brought his knowledge of fashion and construction in realising the concept of the Haxton Collection 2020.
The project has been developed and produced in Glasgow during the challenges of Covid-19.
The exhibition at Slow Gallery has been postponed and will take place at a later date.