My lens-based practice is concerned with the indexical recording of everyday objects. A fascination for the human obsession towards organizing and cataloguing underscores my work, yielding photographs that have evolved to address the index and typological systems. My images are poetic reflections that document the hidden complexity of items and elements in the world, in an exploration of the traces and shadows of objects within our physical environment. Today with the knowledge of impending ecological crises I believe our sensitivity towards our natural environment is increased. Deeper connections to contemporary social issues such as consumption, waste, genetic manipulations, monocultures, and the passage of time are among the themes that emerge and invade the objects that I photograph.
Peggy Taylor Reid holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa and has exhibited her work across Canada. Taylor Reid has participated in residencies in Canada and the US including the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta and the Vermont Studio Centre. She is a long time member of Gallery 44 and the Red Head Gallery of which she co-chair. The recipient of multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council, her work can be found in the collections of Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Kitchener, the Museum of Nature, Ottawa, the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery as well as numerous private collections. Taylor Reid currently lives and works in Caledon and is represented by Lonsdale Gallery.