For Immediate Release
Summer Sun: A Group Exhibition Curated by Hadley Holliday
July 14 – August 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday July 14, 6-8PM
Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Summer Sun, a group exhibition curated by LA-based
artist Hadley Holliday including works by Hadley Holliday, Pamela Jorden, Emily Newman, John
Pearson and Tyler Vlahovich. The exhibition will run from July 14 – August 18, 2012 with an
opening reception on Saturday, July 14th from 6 - 8PM.
In Los Angeles the sun is our constant companion. In summer it screams down from indigo skies
commanding us Outside! Rejoice! Recent events have made angelenos more aware than ever of
the sun’s presence. In May 2012, the strange twilight of an eclipse cast a lonely shadow over the
city. A few weeks later a “little black spot on the sun” reminded us of the sun’s massive girth as
Venus, a planet similar in size to the earth, appeared as a tiny speck traversing the sun’s surface.
With the passing of the solstice, the days begin to shorten and yet in LA the temperature
continues to rise. Contrast increases and shadows darken against the white light of the sun.
Mirages transpose images of the sky onto the earth. Venturing into the cool of the gallery, these
featured artists meld mystery, beauty, joy and fear into images of our quotidian experience
sparkling in the summer sun.
Hadley Holliday’s abstractions flood pigment against a geometric framework to create fluctuating
radiant spaces. Pamela Jorden’s paintings contrast soft and hard, fluid and solid with a jubilant
interaction of shape and pattern. Emily Newman’s videos explore imagination, legend and utopian
aspirations in everyday life. John Pearson’s cyanotypes and videos are meditations on light and
shadow, the process a direct translation of sunlight into image. Tyler Vlahovich’s high contrast
paintings and idiosyncratic sculptures point to the ritual roots of mark-making.
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Image above: oil on canvas by Pamela Jorden. Come to the show to see it in person!