May 16th, 2012

Taylor De Cordoba artists Kimberly Brooks, Frohawk Two Feathers, Kyle Field and Claire Oswalt are participating in this year’s Venice Art Walk and Auction, taking place May 19 and 20.


Kimberly Brooks | Mom's Friends Study, 2008 | Gouache on paper | 8" x 11"

Kyle Field | A Place in the Park, 2008 | Ink and watercolor on paper | 7 x 8.75 inches

Claire Oswalt | Doubled Over, 2009 | Graphite, paper, wood | 26''x36''x13''

Frohawk Two Feathers | Tales of Heroism, Part I (God Help The Enemy), 2006 | Xerographic transfer print on wood | 7.5" x 8"

This year the auction is being hosted by Google and includes artist studio tours, gourmet food trucks and live music. Tickets to the event can be purchased on their website.

TAYLOR DE CORDOBA: L.A. Confidential

October 10th, 2009

The Gallerist: Native Angeleno Heather Taylor is part of the reason the Culver City art scene is alive and thriving. By Victoria Namkung

As the Co-Owner and codirector of the contemporary art gallery Taylor De Cordoba – which is part of the vibrant Culver City Art District on South La Cienega – Heather Taylor wears many hats. In addition to discovering new talent and representing LA artists such as Kimberly Brooks, Jeana Sohn, Claire Oswalt, Frohawk Two Feathers and Chris Natrop, Taylor throws some of the best opening parties in town (which are always open to the public). We caught up with the gallerist to talk art, fashion and food.

CLAIRE OSWALT: Peril In Perfection

August 27th, 2009

Claire Oswalt: Peril In Perfection
September 12 – October 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday September 12, 6-8PM

“…. yet it is possible to see peril in the finding of ultimate perfection. It is clear that the ultimate pattern contains its own fixity. In such perfection, all things move towards death.” – Dune, Frank Herbert

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Peril In Perfection, a new series of sculptural drawings by New York-based artist Claire Oswalt. The exhibition will run from September 12 – October 31, 2009 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, September 12th from 6 – 8PM. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.

With her jointed figures made from wood and graphite on paper, Oswalt continues to explore the push and pull between control and freedom. In the tradition of puppets and marionettes, these pieces are designed to be controlled and moved, yet here the subjects appear abruptly frozen in the moment. The fixity of these otherwise aggressive, passionate, dynamic and often violent scenes suggests “the artist” as a master of manipulation and calculation. Although they are put into a position that lacks control, the puppets place their trust in the artist and subsequently the viewer.

While her previous body of work highlighted the vulnerability of adolescence, here Oswalt depicts scenes of aggression among primarily male adults. In one piece, two men violently wrestle each other and in another, a struggling subject is doubled over in pain. At first glance these images seem loud and explosive, yet by restricting their movement these moments become quiet places of ordered beauty.

Claire Oswalt lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was recently included in “Under The Knife,” a group show at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA. Articles and reviews have appeared in Artweek, Angeleno Magazine and Paper among other publications.

Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles, CA and is open from Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm. For additional press information, contact Heather Taylor at or (310) 559-9156.

On View at Aqua Wynwood: Claire Oswalt, Extended Handshake

December 6th, 2008

Claire Oswalt
Extended Handshake, 2008
Graphite, Wood, paper, twine motorized
26″ x 20.5″
Courtesy the Artist and Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles
On View at Aqua Wynwood, Taylor De Cordoba, Booth #5


June 21st, 2008

Claire Ellen Oswalt’s recent exhibition, “Trust Fall,” received a beautiful review in Artweek, written by Ashley Tibbits. Click HERE to read.

Claire Oswalt in Angeleno

April 12th, 2008


March 15th, 2008

Claire Oswalt: Trustfall
March 15 – April 15, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15, 6-9pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Trustfall, a new series of sculptural drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Claire Oswalt. The exhibition will run from March 15 through April 19, 2008. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday March 15th from 6-9pm.

This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery. With her puppets made from wood, twine, and graphite on paper, Oswalt explores an increasingly complex adult world with a childlike simplicity and curiosity. The push and pull between control and freedom is pervasive throughout her series: from a girl being blown away, to the clothes that have fallen on the floor, to a man falling out of his chair. Her puppets demonstrate a sense of restricted movement, while the title of her series suggests an unrestrained freefall, made possible only with trust. Oswalt ensures that each fall is a fall in the right direction, or to a safe place. And although they are put into a position that lacks control, the puppets put their trust in the artist and subsequently the viewer. In this sense, the puppets welcome us into their world as we explore the trials and tribulations of “falling” in love and falling through life. Though Trustfall is theatrical with its changing backdrops and Pinnochio-esque qualities, its characters instill a quiet sense of realism that prompt the viewer to ponder the simple aesthetic quality which propels these puppets into our world.


December 4th, 2007

Taylor De Cordoba is thrilled to be participating in Aqua Art Miami 2007 at the Aqua Hotel.

Fair dates:
December 6- 9

Exhibiting works by…
Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher
Kimberly Brooks
Ryan Callis
Frohawk Two Feathers
Kyle Field
Timothy Hull
Charlene Liu
Melissa Manfull
Claire Oswalt
Jeana Sohn

Aqua Art Miami

November 27th, 2007

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to be participating in the Aqua Hotel Art Fair next week in Miami. The gallery will be featuring new work by Kimberly Brooks, Jeana Sohn, Kyle Field, Claire Oswalt, Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher and Melissa Manfull. Fair dates: December 5, 12-4PM, December 6/7/8, 11am-8pm, December 9, 12pm-5pm.