Archive for February, 2010

KIMBERLY BROOKS: The Stylist Project

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Kimberly Brooks: The Stylist Project

February 27 – April 3, 2010

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present The Stylist Project, a solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks. The exhibition will run from February 27 – April 3. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, February 27th from 6pm-8pm.

The Stylist Project is the first in a series of portraits of renowned stylists and fashion industry insiders who have styled themselves and posed for the artist. After delving into deeply personal subject matter for her last two exhibitions – “Momʼs Friends” in 2007 and “Technicolor Summer” in 2008 – Brooks shifts her focus outward with this new body of work. Here, she broaches the red-hot themes of fashion, style and those omnisciently responsible for setting the trends.

This exhibition features portraits of LAʼs most influential style-makers including celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe; costume designer and Madonnaʼs personal stylist Arianne Phillips; New York Times stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, among others. While many of the stylists are unknown to the general public, this work turns the spotlight on them, raising questions about who is really in charge of what wear and how we choose to present ourselves. Brooksʼ paintings portray a dynamic exchange between two artists: the painter and the stylists — both of whom use various props, settings, lighting, fashion and accessories to set the canvasʼ stage.

Kimberly Brooksʼ work has been featured in numerous juried exhibitions organized by curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Art Ltd., The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Elle, C Magazine among other publications.

For additional information and images, please contact Heather Taylor at 310-559-9156 or Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: The Los Angeles Times

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

“Portraits in Style” by Victoria Namkung, Feb. 21, 2010

Fashion stylists once worked behind the scenes, their faceless names relegated to the credit pages of magazines. But lately some have been stepping into the spotlight (hello, Rachel Zoe), gaining recognition for the important role they play when it comes to trends, the red carpet and popular culture.

Artist Kimberly Brooks became so enamored of stylists that she has dedicated an entire exhibition to the trade. “The Stylist Project” opens with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Taylor De Cordoba in Culver City, and the fashion world will be watching.

Featuring a dozen portraits of L.A.’s top stylists, costume designers and influential tastemakers, the exhibition includes subjects such as Zoe, Andrea Lieberman, Liz Goldwyn, Cameron Silver and Elizabeth Stewart, who styled themselves for individual photo shoots with Brooks. The artist then spent up to 80 hours creating each painting.

“Painting portraits of live people is a huge responsibility,” Brooks said in a recent interview. “You can’t help but to inhale their energy and the mood, and then you have to translate that on canvas with color and body language”…

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The Stylist Project: New Oil Paintings by Kimberly Brooks

Sunday, February 21st, 2010


Taylor De Cordoba
2660 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Feb 27 – April 3rd, 2010
Artist Reception:
Sat Feb 27, 6 – 8 PM


Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Review of Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher’s recent exhibition, The Searchers, in Frieze Magazine by Christy Lange.

Do you have one of those friends who disappeared to India for a month to find himself? Did he come back with a beard? Does he meditate every morning? Do you believe he’s found spiritual enlightenment, or do you have a nagging feeling that it’s all a bit of phoney baloney? If you’re anything like me, you can’t help wondering how people from the USA or Europe can buy a plane ticket to Mumbai, visit a couple of places that cater to tourists, and come back swearing they’ve ‘experienced’ the culture.

It’s a subject that’s as easy to satirize as it is to romanticize, and it’s this prickly theme that American artists Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher tackle in their photographic series ‘The Searchers’ (2006). These intimate, unapologetically beautiful photos of Western spiritual tourists in India don’t aim for conceptual objectivity or distance. Instead, they’re drenched in an ethereal, almost otherworldly light. Each of the titles of the five portraits reveals the subject’s home country, so it’s possible to imagine their biographies. Emily (Australia), for instance, wears the local garb of beaded jewellery and an embroidered scarf. I try to read her face for hints that she’s reached another plane of consciousness, but her stare is both penetrating and empty…

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FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS in group show at New Image Art

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Frohawk Two Feathers debuts a new piece in 2THEWALL, group show at New Image Art. On view through March 2.

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS in group show at Kinkead Contemporary

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

A drawing by Frohawk Two Feathers is on display at Kinkead Contemporary for the group show “Fuckheads: Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment,” curated by Angela Dufresne. The exhibition will be on view through March 20. More information HERE.

CHRIS NATROP in group show at Marine Salon

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Chris Natrop’s work is included in a group exhibition opening at Marine Salon this Saturday, February 13 from 6 to 9pm.

His site-specific installation, “Glitterati Swamp Thing” is a product of his ongoing fixation with the Los Angeles River and consists of water color, iridescent medium, cut paper, sting and gelled fluorescent lighting.

Marine Salon
716 Marine Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
opening: Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 6-9pm

Visitors are welcome by appointment.

If you would like to attend please RSVP here:
T/F: +1 310 399 0294