Frohawk Two Feathers: last night, after the lights went out, we fell
September 9 – October 14, 2006
Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present last night, after the lights went out, we
fell, a new group of paintings and sculptures by Los Angeles based artist, Frohawk Two
Feathers. The exhibition will run from September 9 – October 14, 2006. The gallery will
host a reception for the artist on Saturday September 9 from 6-9PM.
In this body of work, Frohawk demonstrates his skills as a master storyteller with a
modern take on the age-old themes of colonialism, imperialism and conquest. By use of
paint and xerographic transfers on wood he creates a wartime narrative starring an
imagined cast of characters. Set in both the Arctic Tundra and “Frengland,” the unified
region of French and England, his cast is complete with the self-appointed Emperor
“Franchise”; the love interest and Haitian slave, “Josephine”; their son “Nancy,” the troubled
heir to the throne; and the indigenous Eskimos who are under attack. The clash of
civilizations takes on a humorous tone with stylized cartoonish depictions of these
obsessive emperors, ruthless conquistadors and natives determined to defeat the invaders
at all costs. Despite the sardonic and colloquial nature of the imagery and text, Frohawk’s
work fits into a pre-existing and historical dialogue about war.
Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S La Cienega in Los Angeles, CA and is open
from Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM – 6PM. For additional press information please contact
Heather Taylor at 310.559.9156.