Archive for October, 2013

SIMONE SHUBUCK: Group Exhibition

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


Down Below the Feet

On View: October 25th to November 24, 2013

Park Life Gallery proudly presents the work of a small group of artists that work in the field of both abstract and figurative. Gallery artist Simone Shubuck is featured in this exhibition that offers the notion that there are different ways, methods, and styles in which a person expresses themselves depending on their motivation, circumstance, influences, or simply by conscious choice.

Park Life Gallery
220 Clement St
SF CA 94118


Saturday, October 26th, 2013



Hadley Holliday: New Paintings

September 14, 2013 – October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday Sept 14, 6-8PM

“The eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift.  Vision can be arrested, tripped up or pulled back in order to float free again.” – Bridget Riley, The Eye’s Mind

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present New Paintings, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Hadley Holliday.  The exhibit will run from September 14 – October 26, 2013.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 14 from 6-8PM.

For Holliday’s second exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, the artist presents a new series of acrylic paintings that continue an exploration of a meditative visual experience. Holliday creates psychedelic patterns of interlocking circles, which form arched, expansive spaces of depth and transparency. While her previous body of work centered around a bold shade of blue, here, Holliday expands her palette, incorporating hues of gray, pink and gold. Within these patterns, sections of raw canvas remain exposed and function as negative space, alongside contrasting clouded or darkened areas of oil paint and metal leaf.

Holliday’s process begins with a pencil line drawing of a precise geometric arrangement of radiating circles that grows outwards towards a horizon line. Slowly, she begins to disrupt the visual balance by slicing lines through the circles and erasing sections. The image moves further away from geometric accuracy, as circles begin to resemble amorphous shapes. The underlying structure further breaks down as puddles of liquid paint flow from one section to the next. These intentional “accidents” and imperfections yield absorbing compositions, inviting viewers into a meditative visual experience, not unlike the one Holliday enters during the painting process.

Hadley Holliday lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2004 and has exhibited widely, most recently at Carl Solway Gallery (Cincinnati), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and Torrance Art Museum. Reviews of her exhibitions have appeared in Aeqai, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Art LTD, among others. This is her second solo exhibition at Taylor de Cordoba.

HADLEY HOLLIDAY: Installation Images

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Here are some beautiful installation shots from our current exhibit, Hadley Holliday: New Paintings


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013



November 2, 2013 – December 14, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday November 2, 6-8PM

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Schemata, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Melissa Manfull.  The exhibit will run from November 2 – December 14, 2013.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, November 2 from 6-8PM.

For her current series, Manfull continues to explore themes of control and chaos in her dense application of ink on panel. Her interest here is on game systems that create a psychological fixation, such as in gambling environments (pachinko), repetitive play machines (pinball) and board games. Incorporating the iconography from these games, the artist creates hypnotic patterns of hyper-detailed structures, enticing viewers into a visual trance, much like the addictive games themselves.

Manfull is interested in the discrepancy between the visual language of game design and the actual games being played, hinting at the arbitrary use of certain symbols and themes. Working with a fluorescent, playful palette borrowed from the games themselves, Manfull explores the simultaneously flat and three dimensional aspects of games, while creating her own visual world of conflating feelings and images.

Melissa Manfull received her MFA from Concordia University in Montreal and has exhibited her artwork at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, High Energy Constructs in Los Angeles, and Bourget Gallery in Montreal, among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles. This is her third solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba.

KYLE FIELD: Lucky Magazine

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013


Artwork by gallery artist Kyle Field is featured in the November issue of Lucky Magazine!


Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

We are pleased DISC Interiors incorporated TDC artwork in Daily Candy feature on Evelyn Crowley’s home makeover.

The piece above, Danielle Mourning‘s Paten Circle, is one of the pieces.

Featured artists include Kyle Field.