THE ACCELERATED RUIN: A Public Art Project at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) by Timothy Hull and Future Expansion Architects


Taylor De Cordoba is proud to tell you about a monumental outdoor public art sculpture that Timothy Hull has been commissioned to create on BAM’s (Brooklyn Academy of Music) campus in downtown Brooklyn. The piece is titled ‘The Accelerated Ruin’ and he has collaborated with Future Expansion Architects on its design and construction. Last fall, they created a proposal in response to an open call and went up against a panel, competing with over 100 entries and were fortunately chosen to complete this ambitious project. The work is to be unveiled on Tuesday, June 19th from 6-9pm and the location of the sculpture is 651 Fulton Street, next to the BAM Harvey Theater. The sculpture will be visible for a one-year period, so if you can’t make the opening there will be plenty of time to see it.

And you will want to visit it many times because the concept is that the sculpture completely disintegrates/collapses over the course of a year and therefore is in a constant state of change. The substructure of the piece is comprised of over 250 soaring aluminum rods that sit atop a gray, stepped classical plinth. The ruin is clad in a new, innovate material called Ecovative, which is essentially mushrooms and hemp grown together to create a strong yet completely organic and biodegradable substance. Thus said, over the course of the year the cladding will uncontrollably collapse and disintegrate revealing the rigid and formal substructure. The overall form of the monument derives its shape from drawings Timothy Hull has done of Egyptian tombs, Greek temples and inspired by 20th century Minimalism. The idea of entropy and ruination spring from my long-term interests in antiquity, tourism and the contemporary relationship to classical ruins.

Timothy Hull has been represented by Taylor De Cordoba since 2007. 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.


FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: Studio Conversation

Taylor De Cordoba is please to announce a talk and facilitated conversation with Frohawk Two Feathers at his studio at the Brewery Art Complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

Brewery Arts Complex
2100 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

EATING OUR WORDS: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food

On May 24th, Taylor De Cordoba hosted Eating Our Words for the first event of their 2012 season.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Food:
A Sustainable Evening with Kevin West & Alejandro Artigas

Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:30pm

Taylor De Cordoba
2660 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

*Special culinary guests include The Fox Pizza Bus, Let’s Be Frank, Handsome Coffee, Dry Soda & The Institute of Domestic Technology.

We are pleased to announce the first of three Summer Sessions of Eating Our Words, the acclaimed bi-monthly event that features celebrated literary and culinary artists sharing words, food, and their appetite for adventure. Based on the idea that nothing is better than good food and great conversation, poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor invite you to come and join them for another season of feasting in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit Eating Our Words.


KYLE FIELD: Group Exhibition at Brachfeld Gallery, Paris

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



Danielle is featured in April 2012 issue of CA Home + Design.

“Since 2003, she has been taking a series of self- portraits that reflect her family history.  For authenticity, she journeys to the places where her forebears lived and dons clothing (some items actually belonged to her ancestors) before striking poses inspired by old photographs, stories and memories.”

Click HERE to see full article


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.

Museum Tamal 26 Young Patrons Spring Fete Benefit


Taylor De Cordoba would like to extend an invitation to celebrate the opening of a cultural institution dedicated to celebrating latin culinary history here in Los Angeles. Founded by Chef John Rivera Sedlar, Tamal 26 will become a great center for Latin cultural discourse here in Los Angeles. We hope you can join in the celebration!

Please join us for a young patrons spring fete benefiting the future

Museum Tamal 26

founded by Chef John Rivera Sedlar

A cultural institution dedicated to the celebration of Latin Culinary History

May 24, 2012

7:30pm – 10:30pm

1145 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

$75 per ticket

Proceeds to benefit museum exhibitions

To purchase tickets and RSVP kindly email:

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS solo exhibition “Every Winter Was A War,” She Said


Frohawk Two Feathers‘ solo exhibition ““Every Winter Was A War,” She Said” is currently on view at Heiner Contemporary in Washington DC.

Heiner Contemporary is delighted to announce Frohawk Two Feathers: “Every Winter Was A War,” She Said, a solo exhibition of work by the Los Angeles based artist. Featuring portraits on paper, the exhibition presents women warriors from Two Feathers’ imagined Frenglish Empire. Although female protagonists have always played an important role in the artist’s histories, this is the first time he has devoted an entire exhibition to them.

April 27 – June 9 2012

Click HERE to view the gallery’s website.






CHARLENE LIU: New American Paintings

Ellen Caldwell reviews Charlene Liu’s exhibition “Everywhere Close to Me” in New American Paintings

“In her third solo show “Everywhere Close to Me” at Taylor De Cordoba, Charlene Liu creates and mediates really special moments with her works on paper.  Using delicate cutouts, overlapping and woven papers, and sculptural pigmented pulpy constructs, Liu creates a world that is both delicate and daring.”

Click HERE for the complete article


Frohawk Two Feathers is featured in the April 2012 issue of Angeleno, where he is highlighted in the “Men of Style” feature.

Umar Rashid, aka Frohawk Two Feathers, never planned on becoming a darling of L.A.’s contemporary art world. His intricate ink- and tea-stained war-themed works (produced in the downtown L.A. house where he lives with his wife, Michiyo Suda, and their daughter, 2-year-old Iroha) have attracted The New York Times, are repped by white-hot gallerist Heather Taylor and have been featured in exhibitions around the world. Up next? His first solo exhibition at a museum, taking place this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Rashid’s bold, melting-pot fashion sense can be seen as an extension of his art, so it comes as no surprise that the 35-year-old’s most-loved pieces include an ethical fur raccoon tail from a Native American collective in Washington state. He favors vintage suits and a pair of metallic slippers he snagged on a trip to Dubai, and is quite fond of the traditional Japanese karate gi. While anything Paul Smith and Woolrich Woolen Mills tickles his fancy, it’s the old and quirky—feathered headdresses, Vietnamese police hats and even ill-fitting leather jackets—that make him happiest. “The sleeves are too short,” he says, pointing to his jacket. “But it’s my own personal style.”

Click HERE for the complete article.

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