Rebecca Ripple in Art and Cake 10.24.17

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery
By Larry Gipe
Through December 7th
It’s hard to imagine a slipperier siting for an exhibition than “Khôra”, an evocative three-person show continuing until December 7th at Mt. SAC Art Gallery. To reckon with the meaning of the title, beware: Wiki will promptly plunge you down a relentless rabbit hole of post-structural aesthetics that runs from Heidegger to Iragaray.  At the start, khôra (more often anglicized as chora), was defined by the ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in group exhibition at Mt. SAC Art Gallery 10.5.17

Khôra
John David O'Brien
Rebecca Ripple
Colleen Sterritt
September 21 - December 7, 2017
Catalog
Essay: Christopher Miles
Artists Interview: Fatemeh Burnes
Production: Griffith Moon Publishing
Events:
College Reception and Conversation with exhibiting artists
moderated by Fatemeh Burnes: Sept. 21, 4-6pm
Artist Reception: Sept. 24, 4-7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am - 2:00pm and Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30pm
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Rebecca Ripple in Hometown Pasadena 5.17.17

Interstitial
“Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction.”
Some fun, quirky, intriguing art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Aartists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take ordinary, “quotidian and overlooked” objects and create, so a viewer is caught, along with the object, “in between the memory of their previous function or usage and their abrupt and ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in LA Art News 5.1.17

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Rebecca Ripple in Fabrik 5.1.17

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Interstitial
(March 5-August 6, 2017)
Bricolage can be regarded as the ultimate modern/post-modern impulse, the collage aesthetic physically applied to everyday life. In the context of artmaking, bricolage is a form of assemblage, but one that disregards the fetishization of disuse we associate with typical assemblage practice. In bricolage, it does not matter whether any element has outlived its original function. In fact, bricolage gives some value to the relative newness, and associated usefulness, of its elements. This ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in Art and Cake 4.28.17

Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
The Meaning In-Between
By Lorraine Heitzman
Through August 6th
As a culture we glorify “things”; EBay monetizes our possessions and Instagram fetishizes them. The utilitarian and aesthetic things that surround us fill our lives and our landfills, yet the collectibles, ephemera, household items and building materials in our environment are so ubiquitous that they often become invisible.
In an effort to challenge the way we look at the objects in our lives, John David O’Brien ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in Modern Magazine 3.16.17

The Art of In-Between
By MARIEKE TREILHARD | March 16, 2017

A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE Pasadena Museum of California Art delves into the ambiguity of the in-between. Interstitial, curated by John David O’Brien and on view March 5 through August 6, presents freestanding sculptural works by seven Los Angeles–based artists: Jeff Colson, Renée Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse. The artists reference familiar and utilitarian objects from the every-day, reconfiguring ordinary things and materials to ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in Damn Magazine 3.1.17

From March 5, 2017 until August 6, 2017

What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged?
Interstitial seeks to answer this question through the examination of new and recently-created free-standing sculptures by contemporary Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction. In the exhibition, artists Jeff Colson, ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in Oakland Press 2.13.17

New Cranbrook artist-in-residence brings experience to academy
By Stephanie Sokol, For Digital First Media
With a hefty résumé of sculpture and teaching experience, Los Angeles artist Rebecca Ripple brings skills and insight as interim Artist-in-Residence for Cranbrook Academy’s Sculpture Department.
“I’m excited for the change — a change in environment sounds good,” Ripple says. “I haven’t been out of LA since I left graduate school in 1995, it will be a good shaking up of things that I know now as ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple Named Interim Sculpture Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art 1.31.17

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jan. 31, 2017 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, announced today that Rebecca Ripple has been named the interim Artist-in-Residence for the Academy’s Sculpture Department. She will serve a one-year term, starting in the fall of 2017 and continuing through 2017-18 academic year.
Ripple replaces Heather McGill, who is leaving the Academy after 25 years. McGill was active in the recruitment ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in group exhibition at CSUN 1.30.17

Full and Part (one)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location:
Main Gallery, Art and Design Center
Cost:
Free
Faculty Sculpture Exhibition: Full and Part (one)
The Spring semester begins with part one of a two-part exhibition featuring artwork made by full- and part-time faculty in CSUN’s Department of Art. Working in three dimensions, the nine artists showcase their most current bodies of work. Using a variety of materials and processes, each artist addresses ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in group exhibition at Pasadena Museum of California Art 12.15.16

March 5, 2017–August 6, 2017
What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged? Interstitial seeks to answer this question through the examination of new and recently-created free-standing sculptures by contemporary Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction. In the exhibition, artists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in be-Art Magazine 4.5.16

Best Established artist: Rebecca Ripple at Klowden Mann, Los Angeles
Aluminum foil, Hair, plexiglass, gel, parabolic plexiglass mirror, stainless steel, urethane rubber, those are the material used by LA sculptor, Rebecca Ripple to make her art. Technically she shows a great ability to use a huge range of heteroclite material to make very unique sculptures.
Ripple’s art reminds a bit of Louise Bourgeois who, instead of coming to the US, would have come to settle in India. Technically, Rebecca Ripple’s art is ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple interviewed in Fine Art Intelligence 3.29.16

Rebecca Ripple
Surface Tension
 
FAi: When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
Rebecca Ripple: I never had that specific moment where it was decided.  I always wanted to make and it was the most important desire I had.
FAi: Who are your influences?
Rebecca Ripple: Tony Hepburn, who recently died, was an old professor who spoke philosophically about the trajectory of my then fledgling work. This was a new and important understanding that what I made could allow me to ... (read more)

John O’Brien reviews Rebecca Ripple’s Surface Tension in Artillery 3.24.16

When art is construed to be some thing that translates the tension between its physical and visual manifestation and the more complex thinking and barely articulable feeling-processes of the artist, then the sculptural work of Rebecca Ripple should be described as pushing at that envelope as strenuously as possible. “Surface Tension” manifests this friction as much as it addresses the specifics of how Ripple conceives of relaying the ways in which fragmentation, alienation, territorialization and the diffusion of power are interwoven into our contemporary ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in benefit auction with X-TRA and Project X 2.26.16

LA IN THE AUGHTS:

Art Auction and Party to
Benefit X-TRA and Project X

SUNDAY MARCH 13 2016
5:30 – 9 PM

at KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN
1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Cocktails and food! Art of the 2000s!
Special musical performance! Valet parking!
Tickets for event, $50

BUY TICKETS>>
Limited supply.

AUCTION will be open for bidding on PADDLE8: March 1 – 13, 2016
http://paddle8.com/auction/xtra/

Featuring work made in Los Angeles in the 2000s by
... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in group show at Brand Library and Art Center 2.20.16

BRAND LIBRARY - Go Big or Go Home
Exhibition Opening Reception
Date: 02/20/2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Brand Gallery
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201
A group exhibition of objects that question the limits of possibility. Thirteen Los Angeles artists present large scale sculpture and site specific installation.
On Saturday, February 20th, Brand Library & Art Center rises to the challenge: Go Big or Go Home with large scale sculpture and site specific installations from 13 Los ... (read more)

Jamison Carter, Rebecca Ripple and Alexandra Wiesenfeld in group exhibition at Descanso Gardens 9.10.15

When you hear the word “oasis,” what comes to mind? Bright blue water, ringed with palms, set in a sunbaked desert? The exhibit Oasis looks beyond these surface characteristics, and broadens the definition of oasis to a place of refuge, a way station for travelers, an island of life in the middle of a difficult and dangerous landscape.
In the exhibit, 22 artists use the theme of “oasis” as a point of departure, with artworks that not only fill the Gallery but also spill ... (read more)

Source Amnesia featured in Art News 7.25.15

‘Source Amnesia’ at Klowden Mann
Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.
Today’s show: “Source Amnesia” is currently on view at Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City, CA. The group exhibition is named for its theme, and touches upon the past, present, and authority in various forms and will be on view until August 15.

 

 

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Rebecca Ripple in group exhibition at LAMOA 5.5.15

Sharp Elbows
Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple, and Tyler Vlahovich
Organized by John Pearson
May 10-31, 2015

Sharp Elbows is an installation curated by John Pearson and includes the work of Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple and Tyler Vlahovich. The work in Sharp Elbows are held in composition by an exquisite tension that explores how boundaries (whether real or imagined) often bring into play the proposed limits of the body, of memory and lived experience. Within Sharp Elbows, these implied limitations illicit responses that are as ... (read more)

Klowden Mann featured in Artsy’s Follow Friday: Dallas Art Fair Edition 4.13.14

Last fall, Klowden-Mann Gallery inaugurated its new Culver City, California space—having moved from Santa Monica and changed its name from ‘gallery km’—with an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Bettina Hubby. The gallery pays particular attention to the city’s native artists, so featuring Hubby was a natural entrance; and this week, they’ll show the L.A. darling at the Dallas Art Fair. From a series titled “before sex,” the gallery presents 15 of Hubby’s small prints—photographs on silk—featuring ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple featured in art ltd. magazine’s critic’s picks 4.12.14

Critic’s Picks: Portland
by Richard Speer
Artist Rebecca Ripple, who earned her MFA in sculpture at Yale University, creates challenging, sinuous works from unconventional materials, while artist and educator Tim Flowers is known for enigmatic paintings and drawings that finesse distinctions between abstraction and representation. Together, Ripple and Flowers hold forth on the phenomenon of fanaticism among professional sports fans. Joining forces, they deploy (fanatically?) obsessive techniques and diverse materials in fetishistic depictions of the ultimate fan. “TILT Export: Fanatic,” with Rebecca Ripple ... (read more)

John David O’Brien reviews Rebecca Ripple’s “licking yellow fog” for Artillery Magazine 3.9.13

AT THE CORE OF REBECCA RIPPLE’S PRACTICE IS THE QUESTION of historical authority and traditional truths—who sets the stage for what truth means and how it gets enforced. In past works, she has examined the bounds of Catholicism, the issue of constraining the female body and how the dictates of ideological or political systems are transmitted. She continues these investigations in “licking yellow fog,” an exhibition of sculpture and drawings. Here she also delves into how domesticity—specifically suburban rule systems—and ... (read more)

Geoff Tuck interviews Rebecca Ripple in Notes on Looking 2.5.13

Geoff Tuck: Rebecca! Such a coincidence you email me tonight. I’ve been working on a message to you today, and I just shut down my pc with it in draft. What the heck – I’ll begin again here and now:

Will you tell me about the print or drawing of the bridge of a nose that was posted on the wall of your studio? As an organic shape, how does it relate to your bubble forms, which I understand to be building blocks ... (read more)

Peter Frank reviews Rebecca Ripple’s Licking Yellow Fog 1.2.13

Rebecca Ripple practices a kind of bricolage sculpture – assembling her structures from an emphatically, even aggressively, varied selection of materials – with engaging élan and self-possession. Investing her hybridized objects with symbolic resonance, Ripple formulates them to act as complex structures whose formal intricacies suspend between entireties and sums of parts. Every element is evident, but all elements congeal into a coherent composition, or at least evocative presence. The group of sculptures shown here, along with numerous apparently preparatory drawings, frequently reference Jesus in ways ... (read more)