How to Start Collecting Art, by Cathleen Madwick

Oprah Magazine, July 2009


If you feel like satisfying your urge for craftsmanship, or are sick of the uniformity of malls, go check out the stuff–dresses, jewelry, handbags–at Taylor De Cordoba. Taylor De Cordoba is Heather Taylor’s sweet little contemporary art gallery in Culver City. They don’t normally sell clothes and accessories (and the art usually appears on the walls). But they’re doing a month-long summer project called L.A. Fashion Bloom (until August 8).

LA FASHION BLOOM: Lipstick Tracez

Influential curator and gallerist Heather Taylor has transformed her gallery into a temporary fashion boutique. I love that the current economic climate has encouraged an informal attitude to bridge the gap between art and fashion. Anything goes and people are enjoying that. Up through August 8, they are featuring the work of five LA-based designers – Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Wren. A portion of all proceeds go to P.S. Arts, a local non-profit dedicated to restoring the arts in public schools.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Nylon Magazine

For a limited time only (like, about a month), the Taylor De Cordoba art gallery in Culver City is housing wearable art pieces.


The most buzzed about LA-based designers Clare Vivier, Wren, Gregory Parkinson, Jesse Kamm and Annie Costello Brown are offering their wares through August 8 at Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary art gallery in Culver City. On our wishlist: metallic leather tote bags by Clare Vivier, Annie Costello Brown’s outfit-making long fringe necklaces and Wren’s gem-hued short silk dresses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit P.S. Arts.

LA FASHION BLOOM: Blackburn and Sweetzer

Thursday night Christina (who also took these lovely photos) and I hit up Taylor De Cordoba (2660 South La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City) for the opening night of LA Fashion Bloom – a pop-up boutique the gallery is hosting through Saturday, August 8.


Paintings and sketches have given way to handbags and dresses at La Cienega’s Taylor de Cordoba gallery, which has been temporarily transformed into a cozy boutique dubbed LA Fashion Bloom. Until August 8, new and archive pieces from five of LA’s most esteemed labels – Wren, Jesse Kamm, Gregory Parkinson, Annie Costello Brown and Vivier – will be up for grabs, with a portion of proceeds going to arts education charity P.S. Arts.


“The Shape Shifter: His Own Land” by Drew Tewksbury

June 17, 2009

Frohawk Two Feathers is a man at the nexus of many truths. On one hand, he’s an alchemist of visual art who turns dull history into golden narratives rich with beautiful subversion. On the other, he’s a performance artist who experiments with music, poetry and alter egos, including the psychedelic sexpot Kent Cyclone. Then there’s Umar Rashid, the mastermind behind it all who percolates the creativity that keeps his many artistic endeavors running…


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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MELISSA MANFULL: The Architect’s Newspaper

Melissa Manfull’s recent exhibition, Tesseracts was featured in The Architect’s Newspaper. Click HERE to read the full text.

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