FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: In the Court of the Crimson King

Frohawk Two Feathers: In the Court of the Crimson King

February 2 – March 8, 2008

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present In The Court Of The Crimson King, a new series of paintings and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers. The exhibition will run from February 2 through March 8, 2008. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday February 2 from 6-9pm. Violinist Shigeru will perform 19th century sonatas during the reception. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.

Two Feathers continues to demonstrate his skills as a master storyteller with a modern take on the age-old themes of colonialism, imperialism and conquest. In these large-scale paintings and intimate works on paper, he creates a wartime narrative starring an imagined cast of characters. Two Feathers revisits the Frenglish Emperor Nancy in his quest to avenge his father’s death. As the villain, Lord William uses his influence as a nobleman and general of the Imperial Frenglish Army to stage a coup and overthrow Nancy and his mother. He proceeds to partition the empire and rename the areas loyal to him and his confederates, Anglica. This series chronicles William’s brief rule and the beginning of the re-conquest of Frengland by Nancy and his old enemies (now allies), the Inuit. Two Feather’s reappropriation of classical tenets of history and storytelling makes for a sometimes amusing and always poignant body of work. All artworks are loosely based on the lyrics of the song “In The Court Of The Crimson King” (written by Peter Sinfield) by the psych rock group King Crimson.