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Works of Alabama sculptor Chris Taylor to be featured at Circle Gallery

The Stands
The Stands

The Circle Gallery at the College of Environment and Design will host The Stands, an exhibit by Chris Taylor, Oct. 13 through Dec. 13. An opening reception and brief gallery talk will be held Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located in the Jackson Street Building at 285 S. Jackson St.

Taylor is a sculptor and professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. His work has deep cultural roots in religion, music and sport in the southeastern U.S. He considers the South to be fertile ground for his interest in spectatorship. Churches, theaters, race tracks, gymnasiums and music halls—the gargantuan, the unheralded and the banal—offer myriad imagery and experience that coincide with his artistic pursuits.

A graduate of Ohio State University, Taylor also holds an MFA in sculpture from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

For the past several months, Taylor has been visiting and documenting empty venues of spectatorship throughout the Southeast. This exhibit will feature his new work in response to these venues of spectatorship.

The Circle Gallery is open free to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the College of Environment and Design. For more information, visit