Taylor Sweeney, MFA 2018

March 28 - 31, 2018

Opening Reception: March 30, 6-8pm



A Computer's Purpose, 2017


Untitled, 2017

Artist Statement

Taylor Sweeney plants poetry at the center of his practice. His works operate in terms of metonym, metaphor, symbol, rhyme, form and deviation, sentence and space. His custom interfaces, generating long repetitious texts output onto long, swooping scrolls, add ontological weight to, denature and chant inputted words. The generated poems are exhaustive, and can be over 40,000 words long. In drawings, he layers personal history and theoretical claims. The challenging results contain traditional graphical diagrammatic forms but resist scientific reading. This cognitive resistance allows the work to avoid the trappings of exacting structures, become expressive, and open the possibility of micro changes in consciousness.