Archive for October, 2011


Saturday, October 22nd, 2011


Kimberly Brooks: Thread

September 10 – October 22, 2011

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Thread, a solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks. The exhibition will run from September 10 – October 22. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, September 10 from 6pm-8pm.

In her latest body of work, Kimberly Brooks continues to explore portraiture, specifically the complexities of representations of female identities. While in her previous series, including Mom’s Friends (2007) and The Stylist Project (2010), the artist used figures to construct narratives, here the female form is part of a broader abstracted landscape. And while earlier portraits boasted an uncanny likeness to their subjects, Brooks’ style has shifted into something that is simultaneously looser and richer. Facial features have been abstracted and bodies distorted. Fashion and costume, a longtime theme for Brooks, is also deconstructed. Once painstakingly rendered folds and drapes have been reduced to their essential shapes and color fields. In these sumptuous new images, Brooks continues to address questions about how we frame beauty, and the phenomenon of fashion as a both pop culture and artistictouchstone. Taken as a whole, the new paintings create a meta-narrative that contemplates “threads” that define, unite and separate us across different cultures and eras.

Kimberly Brooks’ 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 myriad publications including the Los Angeles Times, Art Ltd., Daily Serving, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Vogue, among others.



Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Beyond the White Cube: Time Traveling with Artist Frohawk Two Feathers

by Yasmine Mohseni

Artist Frohawk Two Feathers has a gift. In his paintings and illustrations, he weaves a story that keeps his audience riveted and on their toes. Frangland? Is that a tiny forgotten island in the Caribbean? What about Batavia? That’s a little country nestled somewhere in Northern or Eastern Europe, right? No, neither of those places exist, they’re both instances of Frohawk Two Feathers creating fictional worlds through his art. With his singular voice, Frohawk creates luscious and highly detailed artwork, breathing fresh air into contemporary art’s stuffy climate. Born Umar Rashid in Chicago in 1976, he one day began looking into his own heritage and was disappointed at the meager information he uncovered. So, he started inventing his own ancestry. This then informed his work, in which he weaves actual history and fabricated history together to create an original narrative dealing with issues of colonialism and imperialism. I stopped by his studio recently and time traveled to the 18th century battlefield of Cape Colony…

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KIMBERLY BROOKS: What the Butler Saw

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

“Thread,” Kimberly Brooks at Taylor de Cordoba, by James Scarborough

Kimberly Brooks’s “Thread” at Taylor De Cordoba is neither about fashion nor the women who bring it to life but about how fashion lives but for the moment it’s worn. It’s about the expectations that clothes elicit, and once those expectations are met, memories of the occasion create attempts to rekindle the irretrievable beauty of, say, a “Sunset Boulevard” Gloria Swanson. As such, the show offers a metaphor of aging: we do, style does, and, as is the case here, specific time spent in the particular clothes does…

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FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: Solo Exhibition at Stevenson Gallery

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

The gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in South Africa by gallery artist Frohawk Two Feathers at Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town.



25 October – 25 November 2011

Buchanan Building
160 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock 7925
South Africa


Thursday, October 13th, 2011


Gallery artist Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher will be giving an artist talk this weekend as part of their exhibition currently on view at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York.


September 8 – October 22

Artist talk with Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher
Saturday, October 15: 3 PM – 4 PM

Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, #506
New York, NY 10001

The talk is free and open to the public

Daniel Cooney Fine Art is proud to announce the gallery’s second solo exhibition of photographs by the collaborative team Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher. Facts on the Ground is a series of large-scale color and black and white photographs made in Israel/Palestine in 2010. The photographs reveal the enduring ways that Israeli history and current policies of occupation have transformed the land.

Facts on the Ground consists of three types of intersecting landscapes: photographs of the ruins of Palestinian villages in Israel that were destroyed by the Israeli military in 1948 during the founding of the state; olive trees once farmed by Palestinians, but now forcibly abandoned as a result of Israeli policies; and Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories. The title of the exhibition is a phrase used to refer to this illegal construction of Israeli homes, one of the major obstacles to peace in Israel/ Palestine. As art critic and historian Lucy R. Lippard writes, “The photographers’ familiarity with disaster and their empathy with its victims have helped them create these striking images. They have been able to “read” these landscapes and subtly convey their history to those of us who will never experience it.”

Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher have been collaborating since 2002. In 2006, they received a Fulbright Scholarship for The Searchers, a collection of projects about Western spiritual tourism in India. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Bezzubov received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art, and his monograph Wildfire was published by Nazraeli Press. His work is in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art and numerous private collections.

Facts on the Ground is accompanied by a full color catalog, with introduction by art critic/historian Lucy R. Lippard.