Archive for 2007

JEANA SOHN: My Hands are Crispy

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Jeana Sohn:  My Hands Are Crispy
December 15 – January 26, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday December 15, 2007, 6-9pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present My Hands Are Crispy, a new series of paintings on panel and paper by Los Angeles-based artist Jeana Sohn.  The exhibition will run from December 15 through January 26, 2008.  The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday December 15 from 6-9PM.
Drawing upon bedtime fairy tales, poetry, nature and modern graphic design, Jeana Sohn paints a surreal world where fanciful situations can instantly turn dark. In one piece a bowing girl carries an axe and chopped wood on her back as swarming moths surround her.  Another scene of a girl floating amidst giant blue leaves looks peaceful until we see that arrows pierce her back.  The tension between serenity and violence/aggression runs through these new paintings.

Sohn’s work has always emphasized storytelling – a piece would typically be focused on a character, and a narrative would be implied by that character’s non-specific, and hopefully poetic, interactions with animals, little pieces of nature, and graphic elements. In this new series, the work is also about her process of art-making.  Her intention was to let her hands create without her mind dominating the process. The title, My Hands Are Crispy, refers to the recent detachment she has felt from the process.  This body of work is the result of her struggle to overcome her out-of-shape and “crispy” hands and enter a meditative mindset.

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: New American Paintings

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

MOCA curator Alma Ruiz selected Frohawk Two Feathers for New American Paintings #73, Pacific Coast Edition. Frohawk’s painting, Haiti (Sugarcane Republic) is reproduced on the back cover of the book. Available at


Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Taylor De Cordoba is thrilled to be participating in Aqua Art Miami 2007 at the Aqua Hotel.

Fair dates:
December 6- 9

Exhibiting works by…
Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher
Kimberly Brooks
Ryan Callis
Frohawk Two Feathers
Kyle Field
Timothy Hull
Charlene Liu
Melissa Manfull
Claire Oswalt
Jeana Sohn

Ryan Callis – one of "45 under 45"

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Long Beach-based Ryan Callis was included in an article highlighting 45 painters under 45 by Christopher Knight in the LA Times this past Sunday. A segment of Callis’ 2006 painting, How It Feels to be Something On (Trim Your Life Away), was reproduced on the cover of the Calendar Section. You can see the rest of the article by clicking on this link:
Painting Gets a Broader Brush by Christopher Knight

Miami Crate!

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

We’re all packed up and ready to head off to Miami first thing Sunday morning. New artwork by gallery artists, including Kyle Field, Frohawk Two Feathers and Kimberly Brooks, is traveling across the country as we speak in the above crate.

Claire Oswalt debut in Miami

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Puppets by LA-based Claire Oswalt.

Aqua Art Miami

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to be participating in the Aqua Hotel Art Fair next week in Miami. The gallery will be featuring new work by Kimberly Brooks, Jeana Sohn, Kyle Field, Claire Oswalt, Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher and Melissa Manfull. Fair dates: December 5, 12-4PM, December 6/7/8, 11am-8pm, December 9, 12pm-5pm.

Fall News

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Sasha Bezzubov
-Image reproduced on cover of the New York Times Magazine, August 26th, 2007
-New work from the series The Searchers, on exhibit at the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2007, in collaboration with Jessica Sucher.
-Review of The Searchers on Daily Serving

Kimberly Brooks
-Recently exhibited a selection of paintings at Versace, Beverly Hills
-Donated a piece to the LAXART Benefit Auction, November 4th
-Named “Best in Show” in November issue of Elle Magazine
-Launched weekly column “First Person Artist” on the Huffington Post

Kyle Field
-Included in group show, Bliss, at Roberts and Tilton, curated by by Lindsay Charlwood, thru November 10th.
-Included in group show, Biome, at Lincart, curated by Johanna St. Clair, thru December 1st.
-Contact Taylor De Cordoba to order a copy of Kyle Field’s new book, Put it in a Nutshell published by Ahornfelder.
-Upcoming: Exhibition at Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, January 2008

Timothy Hull
-Included in recent group show, Painted Faces – The Mask in Contemporary Art, at Kinkead Contemporary
-Recently exhibited new work in solo show, The Swarm of Possible Meanings Surrounding the Ancient Pyramids, at Freight+Volume
-Interviewed on Huffington Post

Charlene Liu
-Recently exhibited new work in solo exhibiton, Before The Storm, at Taylor De Cordoba
-Received rave review by Leah Ollman in the Los Angeles Times

Jeana Sohn
-Upcoming: Solo exhibition, My Hands Are Crispy, at Taylor De Cordoba, December 15th, 2007 thru January 26th, 2008

Frohawk Two Feathers
-Selected for New American Paintings 2007 Pacific Coast Competition, juried by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz
-Debuted 2 new paintings at Art Forum Berlin with Spencer Brownstone Gallery
-Upcoming: Solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, February 2008

-Interview with Heather Taylor in the November issue of Elle Magazine
-Gallery review in Beautiful Decay magazine by Sasha Lee
-Currently on exhibit: A Great Delicacy, curated by Melissa Levin, thru December 1st, 2007.
-Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to be participating in Aqua Art Miami, December 4th thru 9th, 2007

Heather Taylor Interviewed in Elle Magazine

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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A Great Delicay opens at Taylor De Cordoba

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

The gallery opened a new show entitled, A Great Delicacy, on October 20th. This exhibition was curated by Melissa Levin and features work by six New York-based artists: Michael Bilsborough, McKendree Key, Danica Phelps, Gregory Parma Smith and Rebecca Veit + Kathryn Hillier.