IS a pop-up exhibition program founded with the aim of bolstering public exposure to emerging contemporary art. It is funded by Stefan Simchowitz.

Adjacent to Kings Road Cafe
8361 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90048
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SUPPORTS emerging artists across all disciplines as they explore, develop, and scale their practices through the provision of studio spaces, living quarters, production materials, and logistical support. The North Hill Residency is located in Pasadena, California.

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Ken Taylor
Paintings And
Birds Two
May 17 - June 28, 2019

Inside The House on Sunset


Adjacent to Kings Road Cafe


Paintings And

Birds Too


KEN TAYLOR (b. 1990, Lynwood, CA) received a B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield, CA in 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include Birds, Capital Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2018); Excuse My Anglo, As It Stands, Los Angeles, CA (2017); and Artist (not) in Residence, Hole of the Fox, Antwerp, Belgium (2013). Selected recent group exhibitions include All the small things, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Friends, do not fear, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Sick Painters, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA (2017); and HOLY MOLY, La Mariposa, Bakersfield, CA (2016). In 2016 Taylor curated OILY DOILY at BBQLA, Los Angeles, CA.


THE NEWSSTAND PROJECT is pleased to present PAINTINGS AND BIRDS TWO, a simultaneous two-part exhibition of recent paintings and ceramics by Bakersfield-based artist KEN TAYLOR. PAINTINGS AND BIRDS TWO will be on view by appointment at both the House on Sunset and Kings Road Café locations of The Newsstand Project from May 17 to June 28, 2019. Opening receptions will be held at both spaces. The first, an exhibition of paintings, will take place at The House on Sunset at 9169 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. 90069 on May 17, 2019 from 7:00 - 11:00pm. An exhibition of sculptures will open at Kings Road Cafe at 8361 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90048 from 11:00am - 1:30pm.

PAINTINGS AND BIRDS TWO features recent works from Ken Taylor’s painting and sculpting practice. Taylor works primarily with oil paints and glazed ceramics to construct a distinct visual vernacular. Using emblematic representations of wild birds, various flora from his backyard, and personal possessions, the artist assembles a diaristic index of imagery that reveals a sincere and nostalgic attitude toward the immediate environment, as well as his perceptions and experiences within. He renders his work in a vibrant and approachable formal style that blurs the boundaries between abstraction, figuration, and still life.