Filed under: Los Angeles, Review | Tags: Cherry and Martin, Ellen C. Caldwell, Holly Coulis, LA
Walking into Holly Coulis’ solo show at Cherry and Martin, I was surprised to see a majority of large, boldly imagined paintings of flowers, fruits, and vegetable still lifes interspersed with and handful of blurred, dulled landscapes. - Ellen Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Art World, Gallerist at Home, Los Angeles, Q&A | Tags: Alex de Cordoba, Cherry and Martin, Chris Natrop, Culver City, Eadweard Muybridge, Ellen C. Caldwell, Ellen Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gallerist at Home, Heather Taylor, Kyle Field, LA in Bloom, Laurence Miller Gallery, Ruby Osorio, Taylor De Cordoba
Heather Taylor, gallerist and owner of Taylor de Cordoba in Culver City and blogger extraordinaire, is a woman on the go to say the least. Her gallery is best known for its intimate space, innovative program, and collaborative events, such as Eating Our Words.
Heather outside Taylor de Cordoba, PHOTO CREDIT: Alex de Cordoba
The gallery is home to both established and up-and-coming artists, and is an inviting space for art lovers and novices alike. Much like the gallery she has cultivated, Heather’s home is a place of particular peace and beauty. Art hangs against earth-toned walls and amongst beautiful textiles and vignettes of cozy collectibles.
I sat down with Heather to find out the back-stories behind some of her favorite art that hangs in her own personal space. - Ellen Caldwell, LA Contributor
Filed under: Art World, New York | Tags: CANADA, Cherry and Martin, Chuck Webster, Dallas Museum of Art, Evan J. Garza, Joe Bradley, Matt Connors
Matt Connors, Primary, 2011 | Oil, acrylic and colored pencil on canvas, 60 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, and the Dallas Museum of Art. © Matt Connors.
In an industrial corner of Wiliamsburg, right on the East River, is the studio building of New York’s Matt Connors, whose unique brand of abstraction is as reductive as it is playful. Featured in our 11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks earlier this year, Connors’ work has been steadily pared down in recent years, revealing intimate details about the practice that created it, and informed by everything from poetry to techno music. His practice reveals a great deal about who he is as a contemporary practitioner—and a clever one at that—even taking previous paintings and using them as visual fodder for new works in progress, right down to pressing finished canvases against wet works in progress.
Currently featured in Concentrations 54 at the Dallas Museum of Art, and fresh off the heels of his first artist book, published by Ooga Booga, Connors chatted with me recently in his Brooklyn studio about his work, his practice, and Joe Bradley. —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large