From the DS Archives: Taylor McKimens

Each Sunday we reach deep into the DailyServing Archives to unearth an old feature that we think needs to see the light of day. This week we found a post featuring playful paintings and sculptures by artist Taylor McKimens. If you have a favorite feature that you think should be published again, simply email us at with you selection and include DS Archive in the subject line.

Originally published: September 3rd, 2007

The work of Taylor McKimens is included in the new exhibition “Mail Order Monsters,” on view this month at Deitch Projects in New York City. McKimens creates an array of comics, zines, paintings, and site specific cut-out installations. The artist has stated being interested in “everyday things that are loaded somehow,” portraying the tragic and the humorous with equal strength. Many of the artist’s sculptures look as if they are three dimensional cartoons taken from another context and placed before the viewer.

McKimens is currently represented by Galerie Zurcher in Paris, Perugi Arte Contemporanea in Padova, Italy and Galleri Loyal in Stockholm, Sweden. The artist has appeared in Art Krush, Tokyo Art Beat, and idPure Magazine, Issue No.9.