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Artist Assistant Spotlight: Taylor Brock

Meet Taylor Brock, 2015 Artist Assistant

Meet Taylor Brock, artist assistant!


So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies?

I learned about The LP through one of my friends who was currently interning there at the time and I immediately fell in love with the organization! My studies in school focus on environmental justice, art activism, and urban development so an internship at The LP seemed like the perfect fit to put my studies into practice.


Do you have your own creative practice? If so, tell us more!

I don’t have my own specific creative practice of my own per se, but I also work as an assistant curator at an art gallery and have a huge passion for music / music journalism!!


Can you tell us about an artist or project that has inspired you?

Judy Chicago and Jenny Holzer are two artists in particular that have always been a huge inspiration to me. Both came into the field of feminist art extremely loudly and proudly before feminist art (or even women in art) was a popular field to be in. Chicago’s Dinner Party and Holzer’s Truisms continue to hold as much relevance today as they did in the time that these amazing women created them.


What is your favorite… film? …album? …food?

I have never been good at choosing a definitive favorite of anything…ever, but I will try to at least name some of my favorites.


Movies: Cruel Intentions, Almost Famous, and 10 Things I Hate About You.


Favorite albums right now would have to say D’Angelo’s Black Messiah, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, and Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.


Favorite food would be tacos, goat cheese, and cherry flavored blowpops.


In your opinion, why does art matter?

I believe that art is limitless. Art can depict a world outside of what we experience in our daily lives that gives each and everyone one of us the ability to re-orient ourselves to what is possible by allowing us to re-imagine a tangible reality different from the one that is currently being experienced. Via art, reality stops being a fact and becomes a more fluid system in which change is possible. This is why art matters.


Taylor Brock is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a senior at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and is concentrating on environmental justice, art activism, and urban development.

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