Archive for April, 2009


Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Mix It Up, by Linlee Allen. April 23, 2009.

West coast bound and in the mood for some tongue-in-cheek artistic bravado? Why not show some support for New York artist Timothy Hull, whose solo show at Taylor De Cordoba in Culver City has provoked a re-emergence of KLF fever by drawing inspiration from the Brit electro act’s smash hit “Justified and Ancient: (What Time is Love?)” The installation comprises graphite drawings, posters, collages, and even a video depicting a masquerade party (filmed whilst sailing along the Nile), and ultimately spearheads the unique blend of of pop mysticism, Egyptian motifs, and ancient mystery. In between snagging the largest Swatch watch collection in North America, the artist found a moment to reflect on the opening that was earlier this month in Los Angeles. “Old friends came, new friends came, strangers and diplomats,” he revealed. “A loose affiliation of billionaires and babies. At one point the gallery smelled like popcorn, and there was a wonderful man in a black beret looking closely at everything, which is always charming.” With the show set to conclude on May 9th, Hull’s next geographic endeavor has already been determined—Greece is the artist’s upcoming destination of choice. Watch out Adonis!

Artwork Timothy Hull

“Justified and Ancient: (What Time Is Love?)” runs through May 9, 2009,
at Taylor De Cordoba, Culver City, CA

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MELISSA MANFULL: The Architect’s Newspaper

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Melissa Manfull’s recent exhibition, Tesseracts was featured in The Architect’s Newspaper. Click HERE to read the full text.

The Architect’s Newspaper

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

“Melissa Manfull: Tesseracts Review” by Danielle Rago. “Los Angeles-based artist Melissa Manfull creates an alternate reality of built form through intricate ink and graphite on paper compositions…With their oddball energy, these drawings sometimes recall the Dadaist montages of Hannah Hoch or Kurt Schwitters. But their obsessive details give Manfull’s finely drawn structures – Eiffel Towers twisting into the sky, and space frames that sprawl to the horizon – an architectonic style all her own.”

KIMBERLY BROOKS at Tarryn Teresa Gallery

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Kimberly Brooks has been included in a group exhibition at Tarryn Teresa Gallery:
All Under One Roof: A selection of LA Artists
curated by Yasmine Mohseni

Artists: Amir H. Fallah, Carrie Jardine, Claressinka Anderson, Doug Busch, Gabriela Anastasio, Irving Greines, Kimberly Brooks, Kristin Jai Klosterman, Roya Falahi, Susan Anderson

Artist Reception and Two Year Anniversary Party, April 10th, 7pm-11pm
Exhibition runs through May 8th 2009
Mon- Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat: 11am-4pm

Tarryn Teresa Gallery
1820 Industrial Street #230
Los Angeles, CA 90021

TIMOTHY HULL: Justified And Ancient: (What Time Is Love?)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Timothy Hull: Justified and Ancient (What Time is Love?)

April 4th, 2009 – May 9th, 2009

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Justified and Ancient: (What Time is Love?) a solo show by New York-based artist Timothy Hull. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday April 4 from 6 – 8PM.

For his second solo show with the gallery, Hull shifts his focus from the themes relating to the Russian mystic Gurdjeiff to the topic of Egypt as cultural obsession.  Hull’s interest in Egypt stems from the ways in which Egyptian motifs, mysteries and history have been appropriated, quantified and qualified by westerners since the Victorian age.

Hull presents a variety of media in this new installation composed of discrete objects: graphite drawings incorporating collage; hyper-detailed blue ink drawings depicting Egyptian landscape scenes; improbable travel posters; a wall installation featuring clocks, primary and secondary source material; and a soundtrack of Egyptian contemporary dance music that accompanies a video of a Nile cruise disco masquerade party, taken on his April 2008 research trip to Egypt. Here, he questions the signifiers and conceptual indicators that revolve around traditional “Egypt” images, orientalism and the aura of Egyptian tourism.

Timothy Hull lives and works in New York City. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Brown Project Space in Milan, Museum 52 in New York, The Morris Museum of Art in New Jersey, and Freight+Volume, Klaus Von Nichtssagend and Bellwether, all in New York. Hull has been featured in, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Flash Art, NY Arts Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

Culver City Gallery Walk

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

This weekend is Los Angeles Art Weekend and a great event they have organized is a Culver City Gallery Walk, tomorrow evening from 6-8PM. Partipcating galleries include: Los Angeles Art Weekend. Participants include Blum & Poe, David Kordansky, Honor Fraser, Kim Light, LAXART, Susanne Vielmetter, Taylor De Cordoba and Western Project

6:30pm: Exhibition walkthrough with Dave Muller at Blum & Poe
7:30pm: Exhibition walkthrough with Walead Beshty at LAXART

Food trucks include Green Truck, Kogi BBQ and Tacos Bevida

Frieze Magazine

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Sasha Bezzubov & Jessica Sucher Review by Christy Lange. “These intimate, unapologetically beautiful photos of Western spiritual tourists don’t aim for conceptual objectivity or distance. Instead, they’re drenched in an ethereal, almost otherworldly light…Undeniably, the images in The Searchers are transporting; they make it hard not to want to visit. Looking at them, I even wonder if something like spiritual transcendence can exist.”