Filed under: Gallerist at Home, Interview | Tags: Alexander Gorlizki, Alice Neal, Anton Kern Gallery, Avery Lawrence, Barbara Probst, Celia Gerard, David Kramer, David Summers, Dawn Black, Edwina White, Elizabeth Huey, Ellen C. Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gallerist at Home, Heiner Contemporary, IONA ROZEAL BROWN, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jeff Koons, Jonas Wood, KARA WALKER, Margaret Heiner, MARK BRADFORD, MICKALENE THOMAS, Nicolas Poussin, R. A. Miller, Satomi Shirai, Sikkema Jenkins, Skylar Fein, Theodore “Ted” Turner, TOMMY, Tony Feher, Walead Beshty, William Kentridge, William Powhida
Nestled in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, Margaret Heiner’s cozy gallery Heiner Contemporary, is quite perfect for a bustling college town, as it offers visitors young, fresh, and contemporary art.
Heiner has a keen eye for contemporary art, which at her home, serves as quite a compliment to her husband’s passion for Renaissance and Baroque art. Together, their home reflects their combined love and zeal for art, while also showcasing their different tastes and preferences. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Bedroom Grouping, featuring artists: Alexander Gorlizki, R. A. Miller, Edwina White, Skylar Fein, Tony Feher, Avery Lawrence, Dawn Black, Walead Beshty, David Kramer, iona rozeal brown, William Powhida, Theodore “Ted” Turner. Photo courtesy of Nicole Lanteri.
Filed under: Museum Admission | Tags: Adam Lerner, Ellen C. Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, MCA Denver, Taylor De Cordoba
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver is an institution and space that is not to be missed – as is the case with Denver itself. Nestled near the South Platte River, Union Station, LoDo, and Commons Park, MCA is a wide-open, three-story exhibition space that has cultivated an innovative and energetic program, thanks to its visionary director Adam Lerner and its entire team.
View of MCA Denver. Image courtesy of Taylor De Cordoba.
On June 21st, MCA hosted Frohawk Two Feathers’ (NAP #73) first solo museum show opening. Co-curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Tricia Robson, Frohawk’s We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls, features 20+ paintings on both paper and stretched leather. The leather sculptures include drums and stretched panels on wood. And at times, the feaux-aged paper also appears sculptural with its deep divots and contours. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Los Angeles, Q&A, Spotlight | Tags: Ellen C. Caldwell, Ellen Caldwell, Frohawk, Frohawk Two Feathers, LA, Stevenson, Taylor De Cordoba
During a time when fiction dances eerily with fact, it feels appropriate to look to a contemporary artist from my generation who is using acrylics, tea-dyed paper, and a variety of mediums to blur, illuminate, disguise, and play with these lines. I first saw Frohawk Two Feathers’ (NAP #73) work at Taylor De Cordoba in 2006 and have followed him and his empire literally through many gallery and museum openings, and figuratively through 100’s of years, numerous battles, wars, and revolutions. Lives have been lost, prisoners have been taken, but Frohawk always comes out on top.
As current 30-somethings, Frohawk and I grew up in a murky time. For me, my 20’s were formative: besides being post-college and post-9/11, the 2004 elections, The 9/11 Commission Report, the United States’ invasion of Iraq, and Sarah Palin’s vice presidential nomination influenced my worldview largely. Bottom line: I don’t believe anything anyone says anymore. - Read more by Ellen Caldwell, LA Contributor, after the jump!
Frokawk Two Feather | Amir Al Bahr. Admiral Deucalion Of The Pirate Fleet of Batavia, 2011, acrylic and tea on paper, 30″ x 22″ Courtesy of Taylor Cordoba
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 Fairs, Art World, New York, On the Road | Tags: Ala Ebtekar, Astrid Bowlby, Charlie James Gallery, Christina Empedocles, David B. Smith Gallery, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gregory Euclide, Hadieh Shafie, James Benjamin Franklin, Laura Ball, Michael Rosenthal, Morgan Lehman, Pentimenti, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Trenton Doyle Hancock
PULSE New York never seems to disappoint, as made clear by Trenton Doyle Hancock‘s exhibition for the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) this weekend. It’s a fair that seems to get stronger each year, and 2011 is no different. Our Designer/Production Manager, Dana Cordova, took some shots of previously featured New American Paintings artists exhibited at PULSE this year, including Gregory Euclide, Astrid Bowlby, Hadieh Shafie, Frohawk Two-Feathers, and more. Pics after the jump.
Filed under: Art World, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Los Angeles, Must-Sees, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle | Tags: Claire Sherman, David Rathman, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gianna Commito, Heyd Fontenot, Jaq Chartier, Jonas Wood, Josh Smith, Kenneth Noland, Kristine Moran, Must-Sees, Robert Jessup, Steve Roden, Tomory Dodge, William Swanson
Kristine Moran, Slow-wave 2, 2011 | Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
It’s March, which means art fairs and new spring openings. The snow is melting (somewhat) and it’s time to hit the pavement to see some new work. The editorial staff at New American Paintings have put together a list of more than 40 of the top painting exhibitions on view at private galleries across the country this month—from New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Miami, and more—including more than a dozen shows from artists previously included in New American Paintings and featuring dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows from across the country.
Filed under: Art World, In the Studio, Los Angeles | Tags: Ellen C. Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, Los Angeles, Taylor De Cordoba
Known for his master narratives, vivid re-imaginings of imperial history, and playful revival of colonial portraiture, Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two-Feathers directly references a legacy of historical art while troubling it with the modern. His upcoming solo show at Taylor De Cordoba, opening this Friday, is no different.
As Frohawk was putting the final touches on work for his exhibition, The Company Crocodile, Part I: La Guerre Des Machettes Danse (The War of The Dancing Machetes), I visited his studio to discuss portraits, politics, and artistic processes. —Ellen C. Caldwell, L.A. contributor
Filed under: Art World | Tags: David Schutter, Eric Yahnker, Fahamu Pecou, Frohawk Two Feathers, Jesse McCloskey, Jonathan Solo, Joshua Abelow, Lucinda Cobley, Michael Krueger, Michael Scoggins, Vera Iliatova, Victoria Haven, William Swanson
Alexander Kroll, Untitled, 2010 | Oil and Ink on Mylar, 11 x 7 inches. Courtesy James Harris Gallery, Seattle.
It’s February now, which means plenty of snow and plenty of new shows opening this month. The editorial staff at New American Paintings have put together a list of more than 65 of the top painting exhibitions on view at private galleries across the country in February—from New York to Los Angeles, Houston to Chicago, Atlanta, and more—including more than a dozen shows from artists previously included in New American Paintings and featuring more than 50 notable and not-to-be-missed shows from across the country.
NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ARTISTS ON VIEW
Installation view, Joshua Abelow: OH, ABELOW! at James Fuentes, New York.