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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hadley Holliday: New Paintings
September 14, 2013 – October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday Sept 14, 6-8PM
“The eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. Vision can be arrested, tripped up or pulled back in order to float free again.” – Bridget Riley, The Eye’s Mind
Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present New Paintings, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Hadley Holliday. The exhibit will run from September 14 – October 26, 2013. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 14 from 6-8PM.
For Holliday’s second exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, the artist presents a new series of acrylic paintings that continue an exploration of a meditative visual experience. Holliday creates psychedelic patterns of interlocking circles, which form arched, expansive spaces of depth and transparency. While her previous body of work centered around a bold shade of blue, here, Holliday expands her palette, incorporating hues of gray, pink and gold. Within these patterns, sections of raw canvas remain exposed and function as negative space, alongside contrasting clouded or darkened areas of oil paint and metal leaf.
Holliday’s process begins with a pencil line drawing of a precise geometric arrangement of radiating circles that grows outwards towards a horizon line. Slowly, she begins to disrupt the visual balance by slicing lines through the circles and erasing sections. The image moves further away from geometric accuracy, as circles begin to resemble amorphous shapes. The underlying structure further breaks down as puddles of liquid paint flow from one section to the next. These intentional “accidents” and imperfections yield absorbing compositions, inviting viewers into a meditative visual experience, not unlike the one Holliday enters during the painting process.
Hadley Holliday lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2004 and has exhibited widely, most recently at Carl Solway Gallery (Cincinnati), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and Torrance Art Museum. Reviews of her exhibitions have appeared in Aeqai, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Art LTD, among others. This is her second solo exhibition at Taylor de Cordoba.
Down Below the Feet
On View: October 25th to November 24, 2013
Park Life Gallery proudly presents the work of a small group of artists that work in the field of both abstract and figurative. Gallery artist Simone Shubuck is featured in this exhibition that offers the notion that there are different ways, methods, and styles in which a person expresses themselves depending on their motivation, circumstance, influences, or simply by conscious choice.
Park Life Gallery
220 Clement St
SF CA 94118
Here are some beautiful installation shots from our current exhibit, Hadley Holliday: New Paintings
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.
Saturday, September 21st
Discussion with the artists 7pm
On View: September 21 – November 22, 2013
Fellows of Contemporary Art proudly presents their third Curators’ Lab exhibition for 2013, Garden Party. Curated by painters Carolyn Castaño and gallery artist Hadley Holliday, Garden Party features the work of over twenty artists and takes Los Angeles’ gardens and green spaces as its focus.
We are thrilled that Hadley Holliday‘s 2012 painting Strange Radiance is one of four pieces selected to represent the Culver City Arts District. Look out for the vibrant banners next time you’re walking or driving along Washington Blvd. And if you are interested in seeing the original artwork, send us an email and we’ll schedule an appointment. We would love to see you.