Stephanie Taylor

Bathroom Music at PDA
Stephanie Taylor Bathroom Music at PDA
Stephanie Taylor Bathroom Music at PDA
Stephanie Taylor Bathroom Music at PDA

PDA presents Stephanie Taylor: Bathroom Music, the 2nd installment of an ongoing series in the apartment of Amy Thoner. Bathroom Music, 2015, is a song for voice and cello. As Taylor weaves several stories from her growing songbook, each originally conceived for a unique mixed media exhibition, displaced phrases take on new meanings and echo against walls, windows and plumbing.

PDA (private domestic acts) is a new and gradually unfolding exhibition series providing a rare, informal space for performance, site-specific installation, and experimental side projects. Neither apartment gallery, artist party, happening, nor salon – though intersecting qualities from each – PDA facilitates the close gathering of artists and their support networks for a less processed, more intimate, and perhaps even more pleasantly awkward confrontation with their work than might typically occur in a more standardized art setting.

Set within a fully functioning apartment – a stand-in, of sorts, for the more archetypal concept of "home" – the series emphasizes the more psychic dimensions of this space over the formal or utilitarian, considering home as the ultimate baseline and container for a range of human experience, from the quotidian to the intellectual, sexual or transcendent. By a similar logic, the artists in this series are featured not so much for their work's direct connection to home or domesticity, but rather for how their work might be amplified, expanded or given alternate readings when experienced from within this re-personalized context.