FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: last night, after the lights went off, we fell

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 a series of printed woodblocks by Los Angeles based artist, Frohawk Two Feathers. The exhibition will run from September 9 – October 7, 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.