Artnet, 25 More Bold Moves, Frohawk mention

July 20th, 2006

Titled “25 Bold Moves,” July 14-Aug. 13, 2006, the exhibition is organized by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala and located at 1224 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, Ca. The curators have selected 25 artists, supposedly representing the best of emerging art in L.A….

KYLE FIELD: There Are Two Eyes in Daetime

July 1st, 2006

Kyle Field : There Are Two Eyes in Daetime

July 1 – August 12, 2006

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present There Are Two Eyes in Daetime, a new body of work by the musician and traveling artist, Kyle Field.  The exhibition will run from July 1 – August 12, 2006.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday July 1 from 6-9PM.

Kyle Field’s world on paper is composed of images both familiar and utterly abstract.  Organic shapes coexist with primal figures in an expanding island of lines. His palette of deep browns, rich ochres, light pinks, sky blues, and emerald greens floats within a graphic network of pen and ink.  Sometimes we’ll see an amalgamation of images; abstract trees, faces, and shapes of nothingness, each emptying into the next. Everything seamlessly connects, implying a harmonious balance amidst imagery that is both elegant yet chaotic.  Field’s narratives lack a beginning, middle or end. They are simultaneously ordinary and utterly fantastical.  Is this a forest or is this Emerald City?  Are we on the beach or within a Candyland board?   It is most likely because Field himself is a wandering poet and highly talented musician (he is at the helm of the group Little Wings) that he is able to create worlds of such beauty that feel so completely of the moment.  There is nothing our eyes would rather feast on than the confections created by Kyle Field.

Los Angeles Alternative Press

June 30th, 2006

Field’s watercolor works on paper imply a harmonious balance amidst imagery that is both elegant yet chaotic. Unable to tell whether you are looking at a beach or a Candyland board, a forest or Emerald City, all you can do is stand back and soak it all in…

Flavorpill Issue #174

June 27th, 2006

A recent addition to Culver City’s thriving gallery scene, Taylor de Cordoba continues to show promise, presenting an exhibition of ink and watercolor works on paper by Little Wings frontman Kyle Field. Heady mixtures of abstraction and representation, his works use a warm, earthy palette to create ambiguous portraits with wry, confessional elements of text. The characters he presents inhabit a shadowy terrain between fantasy and portraiture and, much like his music, keep the audience continuously guessing…


May 20th, 2006

First Group Show

May 20 – June 24, 2006

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present the gallery’s first annual Group Show, featuring a selection of work by nine artists, both local and national. The exhibition will run from May 20 – June 24, 2006. The gallery will host a reception for the artists on Saturday May 20th from 6-9PM.

This show includes works by nine artists: some share similarities either stylistically or thematically while others have no overlapping characteristics. The nine artists form a group; a group conceptualized based upon the wit, intelligence, freshness and beauty of each participant’s approach to his or her craft. Thus the theme emerges: incredible young artists at various states of emergence.

Paintings by Chris Barnard
Photographs by Alex de Cordoba
Paintings by Jim Gaylord
Paintings by Matt Haber
Mixed media photo collages by Mike Hernandez
Watercolors and a vending machine by Sara Hunsucker
Paintings by Annie Lapin
Cut Paper by Chris Natrop
Paintings by Andrew Schoutlz

RYAN CALLIS: How It Feels To Be Something On

April 15th, 2006


April 15th-May 13th, 2006

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present HOW IT FEELS TO BE SOMETHING ON, the latest body of work by Los Angeles based painter, Ryan Callis. HOW IT FEELS TO BE SOMETHING ON marks the inaugural exhibition for Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary art gallery in Culver City.  The exhibition will run from April 15 – May 13, 2006.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday April 15th from 6-9PM.

Ryan Callis is hyper-aware of how it feels to be alive.  This awareness is deeply present in his new group of paintings.  Here he explores themes of isolation, human contact, and communication; specifically the way in which those issues relate to life in Los Angeles and its? neighboring suburbs.  He approaches these hefty concepts and infuses them with a palpable vibrancy.  The result is a group of paintings that is both contemplative and a great deal of fun to look at.

The interconnectedness of psychology and art motivates Callis to create his mixed-media paintings.  His interest in the brain, especially the cognitive development of his five-month old daughter, governs much of his project.  He paints with her in mind, focusing on moral lessons and color palates that will appeal to her.  In our current excess-based world, Callis attempts to slow down and filter thru, contemplating a beautiful and discerning view of our human condition.  His work inspires viewers to do the same. Weekend Picks

April 14th, 2006

Taylor De Cordoba Gallery’s inagural exhibition, Ryan Callis’ “How it Feels to be Something On,” may seem, um, under the influence. But the results look more like Rene Magritte than Jerry Garcia…

Angeleno Magazine

April 1st, 2006

Exploding geometric shapes of color that diffuse into seemingly endless pools of white or beige space attempt to convey themes of isolation, human contact and communication in Ryan Callis’ paintings…