Archive for 2011

KIMBERLY BROOKS: Beautiful Decay

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Kimberly Brooks At Taylor De Cordoba

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 artistic touchstone.   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.

Make sure to catch Kimberly Brooks’ third solo show currently on view at Taylor De Cordoba through October 22nd.


Friday, September 16th, 2011


Fine Art: Kimberly Brooks Shows Her Oil Paintings at Taylor De Cordoba Gallery in L.A.

By Amy Fine Collins

I don’t know if Kimberly Brooks ambushes her subjects all in the same way, but I can vouch for the fact that when she swooped into my life, in order create a portrait for her Stylist Project series, we formed an instantaneous friendship that seemed to have originated in medias res. I welcomed her into my home and into my life in a way that would make many longtime acquaintances feel like strangers. The speed with which Kimberly works is in keeping with the accelerated pace of our friendship. Kimberly snapped pictures of me rat-a-tat-tat with a stop-action sports setting, a way for her to layer up cubistic multiple perspectives of my pose…

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KIMBERLY BROOKS: Architects and Artisans

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Kimberly Brooks featured in Architects and Artisans.


Saturday, September 10th, 2011


by Robin Newman

Kimberly Brooks’s solo exhibit Thread opens September 10 at Taylor De Cordoba in Los Angeles. Thread marks a departure for Brooks from the realistic style and direct portraiture of her previous work. The new paintings present distorted figures against broad, abstract landscapes. In the past Brooks has used stylists as models as a way to address issues of fashion and femininity. Here again fashion and costume play an important part in the work. As the body has been disfigured in the paintings, clothes too are deconstructed and loosely rendered. Through abstracting and distilling the representation of the dressed female body, Brooks engages the way in which beauty and fashion are seen.


Friday, September 9th, 2011

Someday, art lovers will have the technology to attend 50 receptions across as many square miles in the space of two hours — but not this Saturday, when what seems like half the galleris in L.A. simultaneously present blockbuster season-openers.  Culver City makes this Hobson’s choice [of which exhibition to attend] a bit easier, offering a density of must-see exhibitions within a walkable geography….Kimberly Brooks returns to Taylor De Cordoba with haunting, fashion-forward portraiture.” – Shana Nys Dambrot


Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Kimberly Brooks
featured in C Magazine.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: New American Paintings

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Kimberly Brooks: Thread, at Taylor De Cordoba, included in “Must See Paintings Show: September” in New American Paintings.

TIMOTHY HULL: Curated Exhibition at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Arrangements Or Stubbornly Persistent Illusions curated by Timothy Hull & Lumi Tan



The gallery is pleased to announce that artist Timothy Hull is co-curating and participating in the group exhibition Discursive Arrangements, or Stubbornly Persisent Illusions at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. The exhibition opens July 14th and runs through August 14th.

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TIMOTHY HULL: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Timothy Hull, Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Timothy Hull: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 21 – July 9, 2011

hodie adsit, cras absit
-Julius Caesar

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, a solo exhibition by New York-based
artist Timothy Hull. The exhibition will run from May 21 through July 9, 2011, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 21 from 6-8pm. This is his third solo show with the gallery.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow consists of drawings, paintings and wall installations addressing the provisional nature of time and history. Hullʼs new work points to the fact that we exist in an eternal present and that what was, no longer is. In addition, the work explores ideas of representation, reproduction, cultural appropriation and recycling. Hull employs motifs from art history’s distant past as well as from 20th century modernism; mixing and matching patterns, colors and styles that create links through time. The artist connects disparate points in time, such as pop culture imagery from 1980′s cause célèbre to rainforest patterns, Boy George, swatch watches, ruins from antiquity and museum displays as well as renaissance consort music. The artist presents many “doubles” or pairings, some nearly carbon copies of each other, and some similar but different. This is meant as a response to the philosophical questions raised by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on the nature of being and the essence of things, either real or imagined. The artist employs various artistic mediums, examining concepts such as travel, imperialism, Orientalism, west-meets-east and 1980’s pop imagery. The juxtaposition of discursive imagery and messages from history asks the viewer to consider the factors that led us to this exact moment in time.

Since Timothy Hull’s last exhibition at Taylor de Cordoba his work has been included in group shows in Milan, Italy at La Dictateur Gallery, Rome, Italy at the NOMAS Foundation and in Vienna, Austria at Co-Co. Hull also participated with the group K-48 in the collaborative exhibition “No Soul for Sale” at X-Initiative in New York and the Tate Modern in London. His work has also recently been featured in Flaunt magazine, Dossier Journal, Surface magazine and the New York Times. He has also conducted interviews with other artists for MUSEO magazine, Art in America and the Huffington Post. He recently published a collaborative book of photo-collages with Paul Mpagi Sepuya titled “The Accidental Egyptian and Occidental Arrangements.” He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Five Year Anniversary Exhibition

Friday, May 20th, 2011














April 9 – May 14, 2011

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present the 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, a group show celebrating five years of exhibiting artwork in Culver City. The exhibition will run from April 9 – May 14, 2011, and will kick off with a champagne reception on Saturday, April 9 from 6 – 8pm. To commemorate Taylor De Cordobaʼs first five years and more than thirty past exhibitions, the gallery will feature one new piece by each represented artist, whose visions have shaped the face of the gallery. The selection of artwork will reflect the diversity of artists represented, including:

Sasha Bezzubov

Kimberly Brooks

Kyle Field

Timothy Hull

Charlene Liu

Melissa Manfull

Danielle Nelson Mourning

Chris Natrop

Claire Oswalt

Jeana Sohn

Frohawk Two Feathers

Taylor De Cordoba opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2006. Since then, the gallery has mounted over thirty exhibitions, participated in numerous art fairs, and launched a lauded bi-monthly reading series. Taylor De Cordoba and gallery represented artists have been featured in local and international publications, including: Frieze, Art in America, Artforum, Artweek, Art LTD, V Magazine, Elle, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, LA Weekly, Beautiful Decay, C Magazine, Whitewall, The Huffington Post, LA Confidential, Angeleno and more. Los Angeles natives Heather Taylor and Alex de Cordoba co-own the gallery. Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles, CA and is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm. For additional press information, please contact Heather Taylor at or (310) 559-9156.