Archive for 2009

LA FASHION BLOOM: Lipstick Tracez

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Influential curator and gallerist Heather Taylor has transformed her gallery into a temporary fashion boutique. I love that the current economic climate has encouraged an informal attitude to bridge the gap between art and fashion. Anything goes and people are enjoying that. Up through August 8, they are featuring the work of five LA-based designers – Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Wren. A portion of all proceeds go to P.S. Arts, a local non-profit dedicated to restoring the arts in public schools.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Nylon Magazine

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

For a limited time only (like, about a month), the Taylor De Cordoba art gallery in Culver City is housing wearable art pieces.


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The most buzzed about LA-based designers Clare Vivier, Wren, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Annie Costello Brown are offering their wares through August 8 at Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary art gallery in Culver City. On our wishlist: metallic leather tote bags by Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown’s outfit-making long fringe necklaces and Wren’s gem-hued short silk dresses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit P.S. Arts.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Blackburn and Sweetzer

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Thursday night Christina (who also took these lovely photos) and I hit up Taylor De Cordoba (2660 South La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City) for the opening night of LA Fashion Bloom – a pop-up boutique the gallery is hosting through Saturday, August 8.


Friday, July 10th, 2009

Paintings and sketches have given way to handbags and dresses at La Cienega’s Taylor de Cordoba gallery, which has been temporarily transformed into a cozy boutique dubbed LA Fashion Bloom. Until August 8, new and archive pieces from five of LA’s most esteemed labels – Wren, Jesse Kamm, Gregory Parkinson, Annie Costello Brown and Vivier – will be up for grabs, with a portion of proceeds going to arts education charity P.S. Arts.


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009


Public Dates: Friday, July 10 – Saturday, August 8

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present L.A. FASHION BLOOM, a temporary fashion boutique installed in a contemporary art gallery setting. In lieu of a traditional “summer group show,” gallery co-owner Heather Taylor has curated a selection of artfully installed pieces by five Los Angeles-based fashion designers:

Melissa Coker of Wren – clothing designer
Annie Costello Brown – jewelry designer
Jesse Kamm – clothing designer
Gregory Parkinson – clothing designer
Clare Vivier – handbag and accessory designer

All items will be available for purchase and a portion of proceeds will be donated to P.S. Arts, a local organization dedicated to restoring arts education in public schools. The designers will be featuring pieces from previous seasons in addition to debuting new fall items.

Some of L.A.’s most sought after design talent will transform the space from gallery into boutique. Local artist and Reorganica designer, Tony Brown, has created reclaimed wood store fixtures. Vintage lighting and accessories are courtesy Empric with floral landscaping designed by Holly Flora. L.A. FASHION BLOOM will exist for one month.


Friday, June 19th, 2009

“The Shape Shifter: His Own Land” by Drew Tewksbury

June 17, 2009

Frohawk Two Feathers is a man at the nexus of many truths. On one hand, he’s an alchemist of visual art who turns dull history into golden narratives rich with beautiful subversion. On the other, he’s a performance artist who experiments with music, poetry and alter egos, including the psychedelic sexpot Kent Cyclone. Then there’s Umar Rashid, the mastermind behind it all who percolates the creativity that keeps his many artistic endeavors running…


Friday, June 19th, 2009

Reproduction of Frohawk Two Feathers, “Tabac et Banane”, 2009, acrylic, ink, and tea on paper.

Artwalk Culver City 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Tomorrow, Saturday May 30, is the Culver City’s annual artwalk. We’ll be open from noon to 8PM. Please stop by, say hello and see Jeana Sohn’s new work.

JEANA SOHN: Sleep Sleep

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Jeana Sohn:  Sleep Sleep
May 16 – June 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday May 16, 6-8PM

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Sleep Sleep, a new series of paintings on panel and an installation by Los Angeles-based artist Jeana Sohn. The exhibition will run from May 16 through June 27, 2009.  The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 16 from 6-8PM.

Drawing upon mythologies and the vastness of nature, Jeana Sohn paints peaceful scenes that are filled with anxiety. While aiming to express her connection to nature in these paintings, she widens the conversation to the relationship between humans and the natural world in general. Her images are undeniably gorgeous – a pretty, fashionable young girl (resembling a well dressed paper doll) floating amidst vividly colored roses is a recurring image and an appealing one. Yet, the characters Sohn imagines seem more lost than found, more frightened and overwhelmed than peaceful. A girl trying to untangle herself from a seemingly never-ending pile of rope exemplifies this.

It is exactly this tension that makes takes Sohn’s work from the level of appealing to utterly fascinating. And here, the little girl lost theme will be more disarming than ever as Sohn moves away from her traditional 2-D style and creates a life-size paper mache sculpture of a six-year-old girl.

Jeana Sohn graduated from Cal Arts in 2004. Her artwork has been exhibited in various exhibitions around the country and included in numerous publications. She lives and works in Los Angeles.