Archive for December, 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.