A ‘chic’ art exhibition: Elmwood consignment shop teams up with local artist to offer a unique experience

Second Chic on Elmwood, an upscale/vintage consignment shop, offers a mix of stylish, one-of-a-kind pieces for both men and women. A lover of art, Annie Adams, Chic’s proprietor, is known in the art world for her unique jewelry creations, prior to owning the store. Tonight she hosted an exhibition for Buffalo’s own painter, Jillian Taylor.

“Dressing is an art form, just as much as traditional forms of art” Adams said. “I wanted to be able to showcase Jillian’s colorful canvases and provide shoppers a truly unique experience. We combined these two mediums into a fun filled night.”

Taylor is a 2017 Buffalo State graduate who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. She also attended Villa Maria, where she earned an Associates in Fine Arts. She enlists the help of her father on her projects – he builds all of her frames for her paintings.

Painting by Jillian Taylor

“The idea came to us at the Elmwood Arts Festival,” Taylor said. “The store, so vibrantly decorated with color and unique pieces, compliments my paintings well and really makes them stand out. I’m grateful that Second Chic and I could collaborate on this event and for all the support from the community.”

Painting by Jillian Taylor

Jillian Taylor’s artist statement for tonight’s show:

“Painting from life has given my art character that is only natural. I paint what comes natural and find what is most curious to me. When the moment comes, I look for the subject that would illustrate the most enlightenment. I shift the composition so the art work has a well grounded statement. My art is like architecture. I want the composition to be put together piece by piece.”

Painting by Jillian Taylor

To find out more about Jillian Taylor, you can visit Facebook @jilliantaylorart or contact her jemmt9@gmail.com. For more information about Second Chic, visit http://www.second-chic.com.

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