Archive for November, 2013

MELISSA MANFULL: New American Paintings

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


Melissa Manfull’s (NAP #85) solo show Schemata at Taylor De Cordoba is a really great visual embodiment of the artistic process, as it tangibly shows Manfull’s growth and expanding mastery of mediums.  Since her first pieces were shown at Taylor De Cordoba in a group show in 2007, her work has changed in subject and color, though not in the detailed, inquisitive nature of her drawings psychological musings. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

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JEN PACK: New American Paintings

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Jen Pack - Unquiet Chroma - I Am A Cube


We are proud to announce that gallery artist Jen Pack is featured in New American Paintings, issue # 108

“The driving impulse behind the work is the interweaving of contrasts, oppositions, and normative coloration. Small, distinct pieces retain their integrity while they are reordered and fused to become a new whole. This is the reason the works are collaged rather than invented: the color is already speaking . . . sequence and placement (or displacement) allow it to sing…”

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013




Melissa Manfull:  Schemata

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.