Archive for February, 2012


Friday, February 24th, 2012

Hadley Holliday - Blissed-Out | 2011 | acrylic on canvas | 60" x 54"

Lilian Min previews Hadley Holliday’s exhibition “Warp and Weft” on Refinery 29.

When we hear the term “weaving,” we tend to think in terms of mats or baskets — not wall-hangings. But that’s the exactly what CalArts-trained L.A. artist Hadley Holliday’s intricately patterned acrylic paintings are. Woven. Sort of.

Each one builds on the idea of interlocking shapes and forms, and the end product is a serious sight to behold. Holliday’s handcrafted creations take one general color and, in a series of sculpted ripples, create abstract, fluid forms that force the viewer to confront positive and negative space, busy movement, serene reflection, mythical origins, and modern creation.

Click here to read the full article.

Opening February 25: Hadley Holliday: Warp and Weft

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012




February 25 – April 7, 2012


Taylor De Cordoba is proud to present Warp and Weft, a series of abstract paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Hadley Holliday. The exhibition will run from February 25 – April 7, 2012, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, February 25 from 6 – 8PM.

For more information, please visit our website.


image: Hadley Holliday – Blissed-Out, 2011 – 66″ x 60″ – acrylic on canvas



Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Danielle Mourning: Ordinary Time

January 7 – February 11, 2012

PRESS RELEASE : For Immediate Release

Taylor De Cordoba is proud to present Ordinary Time, new photographs by San Francisco- based artist Danielle Nelson Mourning. The exhibition will run from January 7 – February 11, 2012, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, January 7 from 6 – 8PM.

For Mourningʼs second solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, she continues her exploration of self- portraiture through photography and mixed media photographic paintings. In previous bodies of work, the artist represented her family history by assuming the roles of her ancestors from Mississippi, New York and Ireland (she literally slipped in and out of their homes, attire and settings to create this cinematic images). Mourning turned the lens on herself and set out to discover her own identity through the assumed identities of those who came before her. With Ordinary Time, the costumes are gone, as are the far-away locales. Rather, the artist is deeply invested in the present moment and capturing her sense of time and place on film. The resulting series of self-portraits is strikingly raw, honest and filled with intensity.

Providing context to the portraits are atmospheric photographs of landscapes and abstracted objects, which connect to the artistʼs Northern California upbringing – a hazy shot of the sun setting in Bolinas, a Native American Miwok tepee at sunrise in West Marin and a shattered mirror photographed from her Grandmother’s house are among the subjects Mourning photographs.. And while this new work is clearly a meditation on the present, the past continues to haunt Mourningʼs process. In the words of the artist, “This moment is an unveiling of the present yet there is always the past walking with me.”

The show is dedicated to the artistʼs grandmother, Ruth Catherine Nelson.


KIMBERLY BROOKS: The Art Economist

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Kimberly Brooks is the subject of Bruce Helander’s article “Artists To Watch” in the latest issue of The Art Economist.

To view the article as a pdf file, click here.

JEN PACK: Deconstructing and Reconstruction Identity

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Jen Pack | scrap 1, 2010 | chiffon, thread, wood | 31.25" x 19" x 3.5"

Jen Pack’s mixed media pieces made from chiffon, thread, and wood use a deconstructed and reconstructed medium to create a dialogue between the viewer and art.

Jen Pack | green bikini, 2008 | chiffon, thread, wood | 10.75" x 32.5" x 3.5"

Her work, though built from the same materials, takes on a transformative air in the final products’ drastically different forms and functions.

Jen Pack | (k)not entangled, 2008 | Chiffon, thread, wood | 9.25" x 33.5" x 3.5"

She explores themes of displacement and the eternal struggle that comes from deconstructing and reconstructing one’s identity.

Jen Pack | scrap 2, 2010 | chiffon, thread, wood | 26.75" x 20.5" x 3.5"

Her work was recently shown in our group exhibition, Recrafting History.


Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Kimberly Brooks debuts three new paintings in Coming Together, a pop-up group painting exhibition curated by Sonny Ruscha Bjornson and Laura Grover. Opens February 3 at Fabien Fryns Fine Art. On view through February 18, 2012.