Archive for May, 2013

KYLE FIELD: Wide Daylight

Saturday, May 25th, 2013


Kyle Field: Wide Daylight 

June 8, 2013 – July 27, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday June 8, 6-8PM

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Wide Daylight, a solo exhibition of new work by artist and musician, Kyle Field.  The exhibit will run from June 8 – July 27, 2013.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 8 from 6-8PM.

For this exhibition, Field presents whimsical paintings and drawings that closely relate to Little Wings, the artist’s music project. Specifically, Field is thinking about his most recent album, entitled LAST. Choosing this title is emblematic of the artist’s penchant for word play, which drives both his visual and musical arts. Is it the “last” album or an album that “lasts”?  His new drawings (which include original posters and album covers) are ambiguous and dreamlike, infused with poetic phrases that suggest a visceral idea yet lack any specificity.

Field’s whimsical scenes are inspired primarily by the abstraction of myth peppered with references to the here and now. A face will appear innocent and childlike yet also stained with the wisdom of age. In one piece, five distorted figures are frolicking (dancing?) underneath a banner that reads, “Another Vague Greeting.”  Field’s process is organic –  rather than mapping out a plan, he allows one mark to build upon the next until a scene appears.  His palette of deep browns, pinks, teals, and emerald greens floats within a graphic layout of ink, watercolor, colored pencil, collage and even spray paint. To complement the works on paper, Field introduces several new mediums included ceramic hand-painted cups (in collaboration with local ceramicist Rebekah Miles) and a pair of wood burned clogs.

Kyle Field lives and works in Southern California. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including Atelier Cardenas Bellanger (Paris, France), Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers, France), The Palais des Beaux-Arts BOZAR, (Brussels, Belgium), Musée Janisch (Switzerland) Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and New Image Art (Los Angeles, CA). He has been featured in Artnet,, New American Paintings and Le Monde. He also performs as a musician under the name Little Wings. He received his BA from UCLA in 1998.


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Simone Shubuck's "To The World" and "Brightest Eye Look," 2013.

“Though her filigree doodles of deceptively innocent-seeming flora and fauna were a fixture on the downtown gallery scene a decade ago, the artist Simone Shubuck has had only one solo show in the last six years — in 2009, at Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago. During that time, she married Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of Bon Appetit magazine; became a mother; oversaw a protracted apartment renovation; and stepped away from her other career as a floral designer. Though she’s slowed her formerly frenetic output, she has continued to privately hone her technique, integrating abstract forms in pure, vibrant color. “My pace changed dramatically; I had to get to a new place in my life,” she says. “Having different identities brought me to a different place in my work.”

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SIMONE SHUBUCK: Interview Magazine

Sunday, May 12th, 2013


“Time, in all its various incarnations, permeates the latest body of work from New York-based artist Simone Shubuck. The connections and cleavages of the past and present are at the core of her most recent exhibition of works on paper, “Do You Like Old Things, or New Things That Look Old?”

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Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Danielle Nelson Mourning - Pt.Reyes, 2013 - Archival Pigment Print - Ed of 5

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to participate in the upcoming Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair. The gallery will be exhibiting photographs by Danielle Nelson Mourning.

Please visit Taylor De Cordoba at Booth I13 in the Impulse section of the fair.

For more information, please email the gallery or call 323-379-4832.

Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair

May 9-12, 2013

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Chelsea, New York

Taylor De Cordoba Booth I13

Show Hours
Thursday, May 9
9am – 12pm    Private Preview Brunch (by invitation only)
12pm – 8pm    Open to the public
4pm – 8pm      Young Collectors Afternoon

Friday, May 10
11am – 8pm   Open to the public

Saturday, May 11
11am – 8pm  Open to the public

Sunday May 12
11am – 7pm  Open to the public

Image: Danielle Nelson Mourning
Pt. Reyes, 2013
Archival pigment print
30 x 40 inches
Edition 1/5


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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There is an undeniable botanical bent to New York-based Simone Shubuck’s solo show “Do You Like Old Things, Or New Things That Look Old?” at Taylor De Cordoba’s Culver City gallery, from the bouquet-like composition of Believe It, with its gumball spectrum of illustrated paint blobs, to her new Phillip Guston-indebted self-portrait, complete with bloom-shaped thought bubbles. “I work from an unconscious place, and they just seep in,” the artist explains of her fantastical abstracts. It’s no wonder—Shubuck, who has shown at such notable institutions as MoMa, and is collected by the likes of Mario Testino and Amanda Peet—has also been arranging flowers on the side since 1998.

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