Archive for 2010


Saturday, December 18th, 2010


1. Xerographic transfer prints on wood blocks by Frohawk Two Feathers. Edition of 2. Approx 6 x 4 inches. $500

2. “The Hunter & The Teardrop” by Frohawk Two Feathers (Publisher: Twofeatherspress). A disturbing little picture-book/graphic novel about a hunter who travels through space to hunt and kill the great beasts of every planet he visits. A disquieting moral tale. $20

3. “Wildfire” by Sasha Bezzubov (Nazraeli Press). The hardcover features 64 pages and 32 four-color plates of Sasha Bezzubov’s dramatic series of photographs, taken after wildfires hit areas throughout California from 2003-2007. $60

4. Grace Study, 2010 by Kimberly Brooks. 6 x 8 inches, oil on linen maquette. $1,200

5. Original artwork by Jeana Sohn. These delicate “rock paintings” are one-of-a-kind and have never been exhibited. Ranging between 1″ and 4″ and $50 to $300 in price.

6. Kyle FieldPut it in a Nutshell” (Ahornfelder, Germany) is the first book release by Kyle Field offering insight into his graphical work. The drawings include utterly detailed surrealistic objects, coloured patchwork-like patterns, Japanese looking portraits and sketch-like images. Signed copies available. $35

7. Pack of Seated Boys, 2008 by Claire Oswalt. Approx 12 x 12 inches, graphite, velum, wood & screws. Price upon request.

8. Yours Truly, 2009 by Kyle Field. 5.5 x 6.5 inches, ink and watercolor on paper. $850

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KIMBERLY BROOKS: Angeleno Magazine

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Kimberly Brooks featured in the December 2010 issue of Angeleno Magazine.

KYLE FIELD: Waxing Marks

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Waxing Marks, an exhibition of new works on paper by San Francisco-based artist and musician, Kyle Field. The exhibition will run from November 6 – December 18, 2010.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, November 6.

For his third solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, Field presents a series of ten small ink drawings (approximately 8″ x 10″ each). In his previous body of work, the artist created surreal worlds of fantastical creatures, whose shapes twisted apart and melded together to create intricate yet loose patterns. Here he has stripped away the majority of representational imagery and focuses primarily on richly detailed textural patterns.

The daunting and often humbling task of filling an entire surface motivated Field to produce these dense pieces, which almost completely lack negative space. While referencing the subconscious act of daydream-inspired doodles, he found this kind of drawing to be an exercise in patience. Patterns would form only to fall apart and then form again. Occasional mistakes forced him to retire his intended patterns, as new ones would emerge. The resulting effect is a visual tension between Field’s original road map and the inevitable surprises and unexpected turns he encountered while creating the work.

The title of the exhibition, “Waxing Marks” relates to the artist’s passion for surfing. In these drawings he expertly weaves colors and shapes into patterns that reference the way wax can build up on a surfboard. With a nod towards op-art, magic eye pictures and blotter sheet art, the recognizable images become almost completely phased out. Viewers are left to stare into Field’s intense and often hypnotic designs and form their own meaning.

Kyle Field lives and works in San Francisco, California. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including Atelier Cardenas Bellanger (Paris, France), Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers, France), The Palais des Beaux-Arts BOZAR, (Brussels, Belgium), Musée Janisch (Switzerland) Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and New Image Art (Los Angeles, CA). He has been featured in Artnet,, New American Paintings and Le Monde. He also performs as a musician under the name Little Wings. He received his BFA from UCLA in 1997.

EATING OUR WORDS: Elisa Albert and Jen Smith

Monday, December 6th, 2010


Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

November 24, 2010

Net-A-Porter calls gallery owner Heather Taylor “The LA IT Girl” in their Art Issue.

EATING OUR WORDS: Dana Goodyear and Patricia Tsai

Friday, October 15th, 2010


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Frohawk Two Feathers reviewed by Holland Cotter in The New York Times, September 24, 2010

“…that leaves only two last pieces to be accounted for, both fine-lined portraits in ink, acrylic and tea by the young Los Angeles artist Umar Rashid, who also uses the moniker Frohawk Two Feathers, and performs as Kent Cyclone. All I can say at first acquaintance is that the portraits, of fictional 18th-century personages from some Caribbean of the imagination, are terrific. If Mr. Rashid is as good a performer as he is a painter, he must be something. “

MELISSA MANFULL: Pattern Constraints

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Melissa Manfull: Pattern Constraints

September 18 – October 30, 2010

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Pattern Constraints, a new series of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Melissa Manfull. The exhibition will run from September 18 – October 23, 2010.  The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, September 18 from 6pm-8pm.

Seeking inspiration from metaphysics and mysticism, Melissa Manfull creates hyper-detailed structures that straddle the worlds of reality and imagination. Working in a palette that ranges from the subdued and earthy to the mystical and otherworldly, Manfull inserts her stiff geometric shapes within pools of bleeding ink. Thus bringing to mind the idea of a building’s lost limb, detached and floating in space.

The artist’s interest in utopian societies and the ways in which architecture can reflect belief systems inspired these organic yet rigid drawings. And in some ways, the resulting structures, created by fractal patterning, reflect the artist’s personal understanding of the intricate workings of the universe and the mind. Due to the obsessive nature of her process, Manfull has often viewed the meditative act of drawing as a way to approach her fear of vast, open ended space (the unknown). By creating her minute sculptural drawings, she gives this abyss a meaning and in essence, gains control. With her amorphous ink stains, she tries to mimic this emptiness rather than flight it.

Her musings on space are echoed by architecture theorist, Christian Norbert-Schulz, who discusses how buildings are an intermediary between sky and earth. This idea spoke to the artist’s interest in architecture as a means to fill a void (empty space). Manfull’s drawings, in which she attempts to occupy and define the uninhabited are a mediation on these themes.

Melissa Manfull received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal in Canada and has exhibited her artwork at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, High Energy Constructs in Los Angeles, and Bourget Gallery in Montreal, among others.  She lives and works in Los Angeles.


Thursday, September 9th, 2010

September 9- October 16, 2010

Thursday, September 9th 6-8pm

Noel Anderson | Adler Guerrier | Arjan Zazueta | Carlos Rigau | David Antonio Cruz | Diane Wah | Frohawk Two Feathers | Jaret Vadera | Langdon Graves | Simone Leigh | Yashua Klos | Felandus Thames

ELSE group exhibition presents a selection of work situated in between the recognizable and indistinguishable. A combination of sculpture, painting, printmaking, video and installation bringing about various overlapping conversations and exploring the way we interpret cultural, religious and personal narrative in a way that gives the viewer a glimpse into something uncanny.

Co-Curators: Derrick Adams + Jack Tilton

JEANA SOHN : Group Show, Bridgehampton

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Jeana Sohn has three new paintings in a group exhibition at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on view through September 6.