Archive for 2012

JEN PACK: UnQuiet Chroma

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Jen Pack - Unquiet Chroma - I Am A Cube

Jen Pack – I am a cube!, 2012 – 58 ½” x 58 ½” x 3 1/2″ – chiffon/thread/wood

JEN PACK: UnQuiet Chroma

November 3 – December 15, 2012

PRESS RELEASE : For Immediate Release

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present UnQuiet Chroma, a solo exhibition of new works by Colorado- based artist Jen Pack. The exhibition will run from November 3 – December 15, 2012 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, November 3rd from 6 – 8PM.

UnQuiet Chroma is a reference to the artist’s unique perception of color. From a young age, Pack sensed she could feel or hear colors, an extra sense beyond the visual. This synesthesia, or union of senses, is undoubtedly a primary motivator for the artist and explains her intense focus on color in her abstract textile collages.

The finished work is the result of dualities in process, materials and perception. It begins with
disassembly and reassembly. The artist starts by machine stitching together strips of vividly-hued chiffon, moshi fabric and cotton. This is a quiet meditative exercise, a process familiar and comfortable for the artist, who grew up seeing her mother and sisters sewing in the home. With so many pieces of varying thicknesses and elasticities sewn together, the result is an unruly assemblage of texture.

Next the artist begins to stretch the fabric onto a wooden frame, a process of intense physicality, yielding sweat, sore thumbs and shoulders for the artist, and sometimes rips and tears for the fabric collage. The stretching begins to tame and smooth out the fabric. Unexpected variations in how sections respond to the force of stretching can create the most interesting parts of the work. Often the piece will require multiple stretchings, until the surface is smooth and the pattern emerges.

The finished work has the appearance of digital pixelation, belying the rigorous and tactile hand-crafted quality of the work. There is a tension as the process emerges as “too clean” and the hand of the artist is superseded by precision. For Pack, it is on that edge where the work “sings”.

Jen Pack lives and works in Durango, Colorado. She received her BFA from Art Center College of
Design in Pasadena, CA in 1997 and her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2008. Reviews of her
work have appeared in New American Paintings, ArtWeek, Art LTD and The Los Angeles Times among

Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. 310.559.9156

TAYLOR DE CORDOBA: Aqua Miami Art Fair 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Hadley Holliday, One With The Sun, 2012
72" x 54" – Acrylic, oil and gold leaf on canvas
Aqua Art Fair, Booth 110
December 6 – 9, 2012
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

VIP Preview Opening
Wednesday, December 5, 2012: 7:30 – 11 pm

Museum Day
Thursday, December 6, 2012: noon – 9pm
Free entry to the fair for all art museum members worldwide – just show your membership card!

Public Hours:
Thursday, December 6: noon – 9pm
Friday, December 7: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 8: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 9: 11am – 4pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to participate in the upcoming AQUA Contemporary Art Fair, Miami. The gallery will be exhibiting new work by Hadley Holliday and Danielle Nelson Mourning. In addition, gallery artist Jen Pack’s outdoor installation Babel Shield was selected for Aqua’s special programming for exhibition in the courtyard for the duration of the fair.

Please visit Taylor De Cordoba in Booth 110.

For more information, please contact Heather Taylor at or 310-559-9156.

JEN PACK: Art Wednesday

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

“When Harry Potter was young he found out he was a wizard, when Jen Pack was a child, she sensed that she could hear colours. We can’t all be wizards, but we think hearing colours is a pretty cool skill, particularly if you’re an artist and can put it to good use. This colour sense is unsurprisingly Pack’s main artistic driving force and she channels it into making colourful abstract textile collages that are beautiful to look at – we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing one on our walls. To create the collages she stitches together strings of multi-coloured chiffon, cotton and moshi fabric, assembling layers of thread and fabric over one another. She then stretches the fabric over a wooden frame – an intensely physical process that requires blood, sweat and tears, especially if the fabric rips mid-procedure. Once the fabric has been stretched, Pack smooths it out producing striking pixelated abstract works that look as though they’ve been painted – no easy feat. The results are magical – a trick of the eye that bely the way they were made. Perhaps Pack does have wizarding powers too?”

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FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: Prop 37 Video with Mia Doi Todd and Om’Mas Keith

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Frohawk Two Feathers Vote Yes On Prop 37

Gallery artist Frohawk Two Feathers recorded a song and video with Mia Doi Todd & Om’Mas Keith in support of California Proposition 37 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS. LABELING. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Election day, November 6, 2012 is fast approaching, and Californians have the opportunity to pass this very important law.

Proposition 37 would require food sold in supermarkets to be labeled if it contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Studies have shown links between GMOs and cancer, allergies, and organ toxicity.

Monsanto and other GMO and pesticide firms have contributed nearly $35 million to oppose Proposition 37.

All of Europe, Russia, India, Japan and China require labeling of genetically engineered food, and so should we.

We are what we eat, and we have the right to know what we are eating! 

For more information on Proposition 37, visit:

Performed by Mia Doi Todd, Frohawk Two Feathers and Om’Mas Keith

Produced by Om’Mas Keith and Mia Doi Todd

For more information, visit and California Right To Know – Yes on Prop 37


Thursday, September 27th, 2012



and gallery artist Frohawk Two Feather in collaboration have made a handbag from high quality fabric that is hand selected from around the world, and one-of-a-kind!

Click HERE to view little Joyce’s website


Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Heather Taylor, Co-Owner and Director at Taylor De Cordoba 

Interviewed for Refinery 29.

9 Gorgeous Gals Taking The L.A. Art World By Storm.

What exact duties does your role encompass?
“Everything from planning exhibitions and managing relationships with my clients to opening mail and painting the walls. My normal day involves stopping by Surfas for a latte on my way to the office. Then, I have a quick meeting with my partner Alex and my assistant Lindsay, mapping out the week. Then we get to work — this involves client presentations, trips to the framers, press releases, event planning, studio visits, and client meetings.”

How did you score your job?
“Lots of hard work!”

What’s your most prized piece of art you own?
“A vintage photograph by Helen Levitt.”

What artists would you give your right arm to hang in your living room?
“Catherine Opie, Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, William Eggleston, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo.”

Wren Dress, Clare Vivier Bag, Barneys Shoes, Prada Sunglasses, Eddie Borgo Earrings, Grace Lee Bracelet, Claude Morady Ring

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012
  • We’re going “back to school” in September, with a show of historical paintings by Frohawk Two Feathers: “All Gold Everything. An Elegy.” [1 of 3]

today’s Very Short List:
design 13 Sep 2012

by Heather Taylor, co-owner of Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary-art gallery in Los Angeles; co-founder of Eating Our Words; and creator of the blog LA in Bloom.

  • This summer, Frohawk had his first solo museum show at MCA Denver, where curator Adam Lerner leads some truly exciting programming. [2 of 3]
  • Artists often wonder how to break into the gallery world (as Frohawk has). I discussed just that in New American Paintings’ “What’s the Deal” series. [3 of 3]
  • Images (in order): art by Frohawk Two Feathers; photo by Heather Taylor; art by Frohawk Two Feathers.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Taylor De Cordoba



All Gold Everything. An Elegy.

September 8 – October 27, 2012

HeDead. Amen. 2012 Frohawk Two Feathers. Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present All Gold Everything. An Elegy, a new series of paintings on paper by Los Angeles artist, Frohawk Two Feathers. The exhibition will run from September 8 – October 27, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 8th from 6 – 8PM.

All gold. All gold anything. (x4) I want. I want everything.
All gold. All gold anything. (x2) All gold. All gold everything.

So begins Soulja Boy and Young L’s 2011 hip-hop hit “All Gold Everything.”  And so ends the final chapter of Frohawk’s trilogy detailing the battles for and the eventual conquest of Hispaniola. Beginning in LA in 2011 and looping across the country to NY, Denver, and back to LA again, the story follows Andre Lafayette (a character loosely based on Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines) and his confederates as they eliminate (and co-opt) their former colonial masters, the Company Crocodile, and anyone who would stand in their way.

In his typical complex fashion, Frohawk weaves layered and at times clashing stories of falsified, glorified, and rectified histories that draw upon various traditions and religions, forming connections across time and geographical space.

Although still painted in his recognizable and signature style, the works in All Gold Everything. An Elegy highlight a brighter, more vivid, and tropical color palette of vibrant blues, yellows and lush greens.  Stylistically, Frohawk creates his own iconographic language, mixing Egyptian, Carib/Arawak, African, Pre-Columbian, and Abrahamic symbolism. This convergence of both domestic and imported religions and
cultural traditions results in a syncretism typical of Frohawk’s graphic interwoven tales.

Works include “Let Me Upgrade Ya,” and “Most Young Kings (The Death of Andre I)” demonstrating the artist’s continuous vocal narrative and visual mix of all things current and past.

Frohawk Two Feathers has exhibited internationally with shows in Miami, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and Cape Town. His work is currently on view at the MCA Denver for his solo exhibition We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls. The artist has been featured in myriad publications including Art in America, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Flaunt, New American Paintings and The Huffington Post, among others. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. 310.559.9156

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Frohawk Two Feathers On 'All Gold Everything. An Elegy,' His Haitian And Hip Hop Homage, At Taylor De Cordoba Gallery. The Huffington Post  |  By Priscilla Frank

In conjunction with his newly opened exhibition All Gold Everything. An Elegy at Taylor De Cordoba, Frohawk Two Feathers is interviewed by Priscilla Frank for HuffPost Arts & Culture.

“Frohawk Two Feather is an artist, historian, myth-maker and codifier. As his unusual moniker suggests, Frohawk is not your average storyteller. His illustrated tales look like the unexpected menage-a-trois of your history textbook, a romantic-era portrait, and your fav old school hip hop album art. It doesn’t quite make sense and yet, it works.”

Frohawk Two Feathers, All Gold Everything. An Elegy. Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles

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HADLEY HOLLIDAY: Torrance Art Museum

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Gallery artist Hadley Holliday is featured in

XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art
Organized by Jessica Halonen and Emily Joyce

Linda Besemer
Claude Collins-Stracensky
Krysten Cunningham
Mark Hagen
Jessica Halonen
Hadley Holliday
Emily Joyce
Dennis Koch
Jessica Mallios
Brad Tucker

Opening reception Saturday, September 22nd, 6-9 pm
On view until Saturday, November 3rd

Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503