KYLE FIELD: Lucky Magazine

October 8th, 2013


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

KYLE FIELD: Wide Daylight

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.


June 26th, 2012

Gallery artist Kyle Field is the subject of an article by Eric Puchner in the May issue of GQ Magazine, entitled “The Cooler Me.”

“Not too long ago, I was sitting backstage at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and drinking beer with my doppelgänger, a 39-year-old singer-songwriter named Kyle Field. Or rather, I was drinking beer by myself while he entertained his fans, most of whom seemed to be half his age. Despite his best efforts, he’d failed to conceal his grizzly good looks. He was very tan, had a big amber beard, and was wearing a sea captain’s hat that somehow added to his charm. There are not many grown men out there who can wear a captain’s hat and not look like a member of the Village People, but my doppelgänger is one of them. He spotted me through the haze of pot smoke and lifted his beer, and I lifted mine back. We were the oldest people in the room—perhaps the whole club. And yet we’d entered some alternate universe: a Neverland where no one aged or had children or worried about pesky bourgeois things, like brain cells or health insurance.”

Click HERE to read the entire article.

KYLE FIELD: Huffington Post

June 26th, 2012

Yasmine Mohseni reviews the group exhibition “Greetings”, featuring work by gallery artist Kyle Field at the Brachfeld Gallery in Paris for the Huffington Post.

“Ed Brachfeld is an American in Paris who, in addition to having an art and fashion production company, opened a gallery in 2008. For his current show, he turned to curator-food blogger-photographer and woman-about-town Danielle Rubi to select a group of artists. Danielle invited three California-based artists, Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell and Alia Shawkat to an artist’s residence in Burgundy to create work for the show, which explores the literal and abstracted meanings of a greeting. And the plot thickens — Fine artist is merely one of the job descriptions adopted by these three multi-talented individuals. Kyle has been performing and recording for years under the name Little Wings and Nat plays and records music under the name Birds Of America. Alia is a singer and actress, best known for her portrayal of Maeby in Arrested Development, one of the best television shows ever to air. The result is an eclectic and fun exhibition, which was kicked off by an equally fun and very well-attended opening featuring music, drinks and, of course, art. And let’s not forget there was an after party. Where? Paris’ only good Mexican restaurant Candelaria, of course. What else would you expect from a group of self-respecting Californians?!”

Click HERE for the complete article

KYLE FIELD: Group Exhibition at Brachfeld Gallery, Paris

May 24th, 2012

Kyle Field has work on view at Brachfeld Gallery, 78 rue des Archives, Paris 3rd. May 24 – June 25 / Opening reception May 24th, 6-10pm, with a live musical performance by the artists

“Greetings is a collection of new work from Californian artists, Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat. The work will explore the literal and abstracted meanings of a greeting: the first words from an unknown being, a message from a foreign land, a signal from the afterlife, a connection of the individual with the infinite, a personal plea to the universe, or a presence emerging from the dark. Most simply, a greeting is the turning point between the unknown and the known. As well as having actual origins in a land far from Paris, France, these three artists create work that originates from the far reaches of inner space and describes fantastic worlds, mutated beings, cosmic dreamscapes and metaphysical symbols. Greetings will meet you at the threshold of their other worlds and your own.”

The Gallery has created a blog that follows the 3 artists during their residency in the countryside: Click HERE


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.

KYLE FIELD: Sugar Mountain

April 30th, 2011

Artwork by Kyle Field included in The Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne. April 30, 2011.

KYLE FIELD: Waxing Marks

December 18th, 2010

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Waxing Marks, an exhibition of new works on paper by San Francisco-based artist and musician, Kyle Field. The exhibition will run from November 6 – December 18, 2010.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, November 6.

For his third solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, Field presents a series of ten small ink drawings (approximately 8″ x 10″ each). In his previous body of work, the artist created surreal worlds of fantastical creatures, whose shapes twisted apart and melded together to create intricate yet loose patterns. Here he has stripped away the majority of representational imagery and focuses primarily on richly detailed textural patterns.

The daunting and often humbling task of filling an entire surface motivated Field to produce these dense pieces, which almost completely lack negative space. While referencing the subconscious act of daydream-inspired doodles, he found this kind of drawing to be an exercise in patience. Patterns would form only to fall apart and then form again. Occasional mistakes forced him to retire his intended patterns, as new ones would emerge. The resulting effect is a visual tension between Field’s original road map and the inevitable surprises and unexpected turns he encountered while creating the work.

The title of the exhibition, “Waxing Marks” relates to the artist’s passion for surfing. In these drawings he expertly weaves colors and shapes into patterns that reference the way wax can build up on a surfboard. With a nod towards op-art, magic eye pictures and blotter sheet art, the recognizable images become almost completely phased out. Viewers are left to stare into Field’s intense and often hypnotic designs and form their own meaning.

Kyle Field lives and works in San Francisco, 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 BFA from UCLA in 1997.

Taylor De Cordoba Fall News

November 16th, 2008

We’re happy to announce our participation in the upcoming Aqua Art Miami at Wynwood, December 3-7, 2008. The gallery will feature new work by gallery-represented artists, including Frohawk Two Feathers, Jeana Sohn, Charlene Liu and Kimberly Brooks.

Taylor De Cordoba is currently exhibiting large scale color photographs by Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher from their new series, The Searchers. To create this body of work, the artists spent one year in India on a Fulbright Scholarship exploring western spiritual tourism. The exhibit has been featured in V Magazine and Angeleno, and will be reviewed in the forthcoming issue of THE Magazine. The exhibition closes December 20th.

Sasha Bezzubov‘s upcoming book, Wildfire, will be released in January 2009 by Nazraeli Press. Signed copies will be available at the gallery. Please contact us to pre-order.

Kimberly Brooks was the subject of an Artist Profile in a recent issue of art ltd Magazine. Brooks was also selected by Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator at LACMA, for inclusion in the upcoming West Coast edition of New American Paintings.

Kyle Field‘s recent exhibition More Country Questions was reviewed in art ltd by Allison Gibson. We have signed copies of his book Put It In A Nutshell, along with two new albums by his bands Little Wings and Be Gulls. Please contact us to place an order.

Virgil de Voldere gallery in Chelsea recently concluded a successfull solo show by Charlene Liu. We’re thrilled to be exhibiting her work in Miami.

Taylor De Cordoba was recently featured in Elle Magazine and in LA2DAY.

Please note special gallery hours: the gallery will be open by appointment only during the Thanksgiving holiday and Art Basel Miami, beginning Thursday November 27th. We will resume normal gallery hours on Tuesday December 9th.

KYLE FIELD: More Country Questions

September 6th, 2008

Kyle Field: More Country Questions

September 6 – October 25, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday September 6, 2008 6pm-8pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present More Country Questions, a new body of ink and watercolor works on paper by San Francisco-based musician and artist, Kyle Field. The exhibition will run from September 6 – October 25, 2008.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday September 6 from 6-8PM.

For his second solo exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, Field explores the intersection of nature and commerce thru the convergence of personal experiences, inside jokes, imaginary creatures and imagined advertising. Frogs, snakes, worms, snails and turtles wander within a landscape of billboards, logos and symbols of commercialism. Taking in the visual (over)stimulation of the modern world and spinning it on it’s head, Field absorbs content from all over, blending vague narratives that can be read in all directions. The effect is an elegant non-sequitor that manages to critique the aimless pursuit of false desires and goals that bombard us daily.

In “Rats In A Huddle”, Field uses sports imagery to unravel the unquestioned importance of such activities. Imitating a television broadcast, the words “Video Superbowl Online” hang above a huddle of players with slogans on their jerseys reading “ready to take orders sir”, “okay I can” or “Dad’s Favorite Lineman.” At the center, the coach instructs his players while holding a clipboard and wearing a headset. The coach can easily be a general, and the players can be soldiers, and the game can be war.

Field leaves it to the viewer to put the pieces together and form their own meaning. In other drawings, creatures act as fragile guides for us to navigate and disassociate from the background noise of consumer culture. Bumper stickers act as monuments of self expression and identity in in defiance of corporate (r)advertisement. It is precisely the gaps in meaning and explanation and visual incompleteness that make the work compelling. The effect is to remind the viewer of their own place in society, as a consumer of culture and a target of commercialism.