If I have a chance to whisper the best advice to a baby and he’ll remember it for the rest of his life is this: ENJOY YOUR LIFE. Nothing else. In whatever he has to do and wherever he may go, JUST ENJOY. Life is not a destination. It is a forever on-going journey. So enjoy it.

“My work explores fleeting memories and the dormant mania crawling beneath the carpet of the western home. These images recount crisis and triumph, momentum and confinement, lust and low-altitude bombing. Finding stillness in the recording of arguments within the process of painting and drawing, I return to my childhood freezer filled with popsicles and secret passageways.”

― Taylor White


Notes on Performance: Taylor white’s A Lawful Order  is an exhibition that gathers together a selection of objects, ephemera, notions and relics relating to performance art practice in society, or by American artists. The exhibition is presented by artist Taylor White who is in Fredericksburg Virginia developing a programme with The Directed Art Modern.

After spending time at the Independent Archive and Resource Centre and with Singapore’s visual arts community, McFarlane decided to embrace the partial knowledge gained from a curatorial residency by gathering historical and documentation material chosen by Singaporean performance artists and their community for the exhibition. The choices were often decided in a process of exchange, which culminates in an exhibition and also marks a starting point for further research for McFarlane post-residency.

Contributing artists: Taylor White.

This local perspective will be shown alongside a recent series of paintings of Acrylic and graphite on canvas in upcoming D.A.M. Exhibitions during Miami Art Basel 2016. Shot in gallery spaces in Virgina, these performance have the look and feel of avant-garde art throughout the 20th century, homing in on the playful and important parts in anarchic movements such as Futurism and Dada. The project is a record of art-world spaces and artistic notions, as well as intriguing reflection on looking, and the nature of performance itself.

 acrylic works have the look and feel ofHis work is intelligent, emotional, well-executed, and informed by the wider world. He looks beyond pop culture, where most street art gets stuck have the look and feel of documentation.

About The Directed Art Modern

The mission of The Directed Art Modern is to be a service to and for artists in all levels of their careers, this includes exhibitions, management, and opening doors to not only collectors, but to the public in general.  To facilitate this, The DAM is a melding of individuals from the art world – an artist, and a curator  bringing 27 years of art market experience and by combining these  aspects The DAM is able to cover a myriad of topics relating to the career of the artist.  With this combination  The DAM is able to not only encourage the artist but  is  also able to negotiate terms for the artist and navigate the labyrinth of today’s modern art market seeking the best opportunities for the artist to move forward in his/her career, thus leaving the artist to be concerned with nothing but his/her artistic vision.  With the ever increasing prices of exhibiting in the modern art market The DAM believes that the art market should be taken back from the vanity trend and returned to the realm of reward for one’s creativity – to do this  The DAM will explore not only traditional modes of exhibition, but also innovative locations. Lastly, The DAM’s entire modus operandi is to protect art, the artist, to keep them in the realm of their art and vision, to keep the artist away from the tag of being a money making entity – to keep art for art’s sake.



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