TIMOTHY HULL: Curated Exhibition at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery

July 13th, 2011

Arrangements Or Stubbornly Persistent Illusions curated by Timothy Hull & Lumi Tan



The gallery is pleased to announce that artist Timothy Hull is co-curating and participating in the group exhibition Discursive Arrangements, or Stubbornly Persisent Illusions at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. The exhibition opens July 14th and runs through August 14th.

For further information, visit www.klausgallery.com

TIMOTHY HULL: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

July 9th, 2011

Timothy Hull, Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Timothy Hull: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 21 – July 9, 2011

hodie adsit, cras absit
-Julius Caesar

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, a solo exhibition by New York-based
artist Timothy Hull. The exhibition will run from May 21 through July 9, 2011, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 21 from 6-8pm. This is his third solo show with the gallery.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow consists of drawings, paintings and wall installations addressing the provisional nature of time and history. Hullʼs new work points to the fact that we exist in an eternal present and that what was, no longer is. In addition, the work explores ideas of representation, reproduction, cultural appropriation and recycling. Hull employs motifs from art history’s distant past as well as from 20th century modernism; mixing and matching patterns, colors and styles that create links through time. The artist connects disparate points in time, such as pop culture imagery from 1980′s cause célèbre to rainforest patterns, Boy George, swatch watches, ruins from antiquity and museum displays as well as renaissance consort music. The artist presents many “doubles” or pairings, some nearly carbon copies of each other, and some similar but different. This is meant as a response to the philosophical questions raised by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on the nature of being and the essence of things, either real or imagined. The artist employs various artistic mediums, examining concepts such as travel, imperialism, Orientalism, west-meets-east and 1980’s pop imagery. The juxtaposition of discursive imagery and messages from history asks the viewer to consider the factors that led us to this exact moment in time.

Since Timothy Hull’s last exhibition at Taylor de Cordoba his work has been included in group shows in Milan, Italy at La Dictateur Gallery, Rome, Italy at the NOMAS Foundation and in Vienna, Austria at Co-Co. Hull also participated with the group K-48 in the collaborative exhibition “No Soul for Sale” at X-Initiative in New York and the Tate Modern in London. His work has also recently been featured in Flaunt magazine, Dossier Journal, Surface magazine and the New York Times. He has also conducted interviews with other artists for MUSEO magazine, Art in America and the Huffington Post. He recently published a collaborative book of photo-collages with Paul Mpagi Sepuya titled “The Accidental Egyptian and Occidental Arrangements.” He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

TIMOTHY HULL: New York Times, T Magazine

February 4th, 2011

Visiting Artist by Johnny Misheff, Feburary 4, 2011.


April 25th, 2009

Mix It Up, by Linlee Allen. April 23, 2009.

West coast bound and in the mood for some tongue-in-cheek artistic bravado? Why not show some support for New York artist Timothy Hull, whose solo show at Taylor De Cordoba in Culver City has provoked a re-emergence of KLF fever by drawing inspiration from the Brit electro act’s smash hit “Justified and Ancient: (What Time is Love?)” The installation comprises graphite drawings, posters, collages, and even a video depicting a masquerade party (filmed whilst sailing along the Nile), and ultimately spearheads the unique blend of of pop mysticism, Egyptian motifs, and ancient mystery. In between snagging the largest Swatch watch collection in North America, the artist found a moment to reflect on the opening that was earlier this month in Los Angeles. “Old friends came, new friends came, strangers and diplomats,” he revealed. “A loose affiliation of billionaires and babies. At one point the gallery smelled like popcorn, and there was a wonderful man in a black beret looking closely at everything, which is always charming.” With the show set to conclude on May 9th, Hull’s next geographic endeavor has already been determined—Greece is the artist’s upcoming destination of choice. Watch out Adonis!

Artwork Timothy Hull

“Justified and Ancient: (What Time Is Love?)” runs through May 9, 2009,
at Taylor De Cordoba, Culver City, CA

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TIMOTHY HULL: Justified And Ancient: (What Time Is Love?)

April 4th, 2009

Timothy Hull: Justified and Ancient (What Time is Love?)

April 4th, 2009 – May 9th, 2009

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Justified and Ancient: (What Time is Love?) a solo show by New York-based artist Timothy Hull. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday April 4 from 6 – 8PM.

For his second solo show with the gallery, Hull shifts his focus from the themes relating to the Russian mystic Gurdjeiff to the topic of Egypt as cultural obsession.  Hull’s interest in Egypt stems from the ways in which Egyptian motifs, mysteries and history have been appropriated, quantified and qualified by westerners since the Victorian age.

Hull presents a variety of media in this new installation composed of discrete objects: graphite drawings incorporating collage; hyper-detailed blue ink drawings depicting Egyptian landscape scenes; improbable travel posters; a wall installation featuring clocks, primary and secondary source material; and a soundtrack of Egyptian contemporary dance music that accompanies a video of a Nile cruise disco masquerade party, taken on his April 2008 research trip to Egypt. Here, he questions the signifiers and conceptual indicators that revolve around traditional “Egypt” images, orientalism and the aura of Egyptian tourism.

Timothy Hull lives and works in New York City. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Brown Project Space in Milan, Museum 52 in New York, The Morris Museum of Art in New Jersey, and Freight+Volume, Klaus Von Nichtssagend and Bellwether, all in New York. Hull has been featured in Artforum.com, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Flash Art, NY Arts Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

COVER VERSION curated by Timothy Hull

June 28th, 2008

Cover Version: Curated by Timothy Hull
June 28 – August 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday June 28th, 2008 6pm-9pm

“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down a particular path than we have yet go ourselves.”  E.M. Forster

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Cover Version, a group exhibition curated by NY-based artist Timothy Hull. Hull has asked approximately twenty artists from around the country to create their own version of the cover of their favorite book. The only parameters are that the piece must be average book size and include the title and author in the composition. Scott Hug, Mathew Cerletty, Kadar Brock, Jennifer Sullivan, Ryan Callis and Frohawk Two Feathers are among the participating artists. The exhibition will run from June 28 – August 9. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday June 28 from 6-9PM.

Cover Version focuses on the idea of book cover as inadvertent cultural symbol and indicator of taste. Visually, the front of a book must illuminate the content or emotional resonance of the book within a moment’s glance, regardless of actual content. Although we have idiomatically been reminded NOT to judge a book by its cover, often this is precisely how we choose them. Thus, publishing companies have known covers to play a crucial role in creating the aura of a book, becoming the icon and the symbol, which tells us not only what but how we will read. Famous book covers become as culturally important and layered as the book itself; J.D. Salinger’s yellow and red cover for The Catcher in Rye for instance or Germano Facetti’s iconic covers for Penguin.

The act of making an idiosyncratic copy of a book cover is in essence a ‘cover of a cover,’ to use the popular music term or a “cover version” as the title of the show suggests. This meaning can be both metaphoric and literal. In a cover, the song is reinterpreted and rearranged to suit the message or need of the performer. It is also an associative indicator of taste, as the performer of the cover is thus associated with the preconceived approval of the song as being part of a canon. Likewise, the cover of a preferred book will be either copied or created anew to give a wholly different interpretation of the visual essence of the book, as well as to associate the spirit and cultural capital of the book towards the artist. The act of choosing plays an important role in this exhibition; the choice being as compelling as the cover. Artists will be re-imagining the covers of To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes and The Book of Mormon, among others.


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

TIMOTHY HULL: Life is Real Only Then When I Am

May 26th, 2007

Timothy Hull: Life is Real Only Then When I Am

May 26 – June 23, 2007

From May 26 thru June 23, Taylor De Cordoba will present Life is Real Only Then When I Am, a solo show by New York-based artist Timothy Hull. The exhibition consists of paintings, works on paper, a scent and audio, relating to the world surrounding the mystical thinker and orator, G.I. Gurdjieff (1877-1949). The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 26th from 6 – 9PM.

Through a wide range of media, Hull explores the dynamics of the cult of personality, the plausibility of esoteric knowledge, notions of orientalism, charismatic icons, diagrams and mysticism. He uses Gurdjieff as a symbol for the incidence of new age gurus and the search for ‘truth’ and ‘reality’ vis-à-vis Eastern knowledge in early Twentieth Century Europe. The work evokes a particular era and feeling, creating new associations either linked to or wholly inconsequential to the subject matter. The title of the exhibition is taken from the title of Gurdjieff’s last book in the ‘All and Everything’ series.

Timothy Hull lives and works in New York City as well as on a family apple farm in Warwick, New York. Recent solo and group exhibitions in the past year include, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Bellwether, ZieherSmith, Freight+Volume, CRG Gallery and Alona Kagan, all in New York City; BBS in Tokyo, Japan; and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco. Hull was recently featured in issue 55 of Tokion Magazine.