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)

Bettina Hubby’s THE SEXUAL BRONZE SHOW in Artillery Magazine’s pick of the week 2.5.16

Bettina Hubby
by Eve Wood
Bettina Hubby displays a raucous sense of humor in her second solo show aptly titled “The Sexual Bronze Show” at Klowden Mann. Mining a territory that expounds on the sexual pun, Hubby identifies objects from the grocery store that in some way compliment one another or more specifically suggest a sexual allusion. Thus yellow latex gloves cast in bronze stand on a pedestal alongside a package of sausages. The relationship may or may not appear obvious, but the impulse ... (read more)

Debra Scacco in conversation with Deb Klowden Mann in the context of The Letting Go — December 10, 2015 12.10.15

Deb Klowden Mann: One of the things I love about this show is that it is a very diverse body of work, but each element speaks to the overall context of the exhibition in such a wonderful way. And while each work has a chance to resonate individually, there is an obvious connection between the pieces. It’s something you can feel without reading or hearing Debra speak about it, but it is so wonderfully enhanced by hearing where she’s coming from. So ... (read more)

Debra Scacco featured in 2-TIMES 12.4.15

2-TIMES · Art
Debra Scacco,
'The Letting Go'

Inspired by:

Collective isolation; and driven by the persistent need to (re)discover permanence in a contemporary life that is by nature always in transition.

The works:

Discuss the impossibility of truly releasing our personal geographies — the trinity of time, memory and place that form our individual identities — while giving voice to the compellingly unattainable fantasy of fixing our complete personal history into one singular place.

"Perhaps there is no past or future. Only the perpetual present ... (read more)

Megan Abrahams reviews Christine Frerichs’ Serenade in ARTPULSE Magazine 12.1.15

Christine Frerichs: Serenade
By Megan Abrahams
The metaphor of music permeates this series of paintings by Christine Frerichs – characterized as they are by mood, the gradation of color building towards crescendo, composition approached with almost mathematical deliberation and flowing lyricism of line. The artist connected this series to music, in particular, music as a statement of romantic love. Fittingly, the exhibit is named Serenade, in reference to one of the largest paintings. “This body of work touched on how abstraction can stem from emotive ... (read more)

Bridget Gleeson Reviews Jamison Carter’s A Cold War on Artsy Editorial 10.7.15

An LA Artist Taps into the 1980s to Visit the Subject of Death
In “A Cold War,” Jamison Carter’s new exhibition at Klowden Mann, there are numerous eye-catching works among the fluorescent-hued sunburst, Rorschach-like abstractions, and cement sculptures that seem to teeter on the edge of collapse. But it’s safe to say that Carter’s rainbow-striped coffin steals the show.

Titled O Superman (2015), the life-size coffin, hand-painted with bright stripes, references Laurie Anderson’s legendary 1981 song of the same name. ... (read more)

Ellen C. Caldwell reviews Alexandra Wiesenfelds when i when if when lie when life (Xavier Villaurritia) in New American Paintings 6.2.15

Toxic Skies and Heavenly Light: Alexandra Wiesenfeld at Klowden Mann

Alexandra Wiesenfeld (NAP #61) paints massive landscapes suggestive of the California painting tradition of the past, but she reinvigorates these on a grand scale and reimagines them with bold colors, frantic lines, and bursts of energy.
Her recent show “When I When If When Lie When Life (Xavier Villaurrutia)” at Klowden Mann offered viewers a delightful experience of envelopment. Her grandiose oil paintings run six feet tall or wide and powerfully connect the walls ... (read more)

Klowden Mann in Collaborative Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit 5.27.15

Culver City Galleries Collaborate to help Nepal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Benefit Date: Saturday May 30th, 6-9pm
Bruce Lurie Gallery & Culver City Arts District
Los Angeles, CA
The Bruce Lurie Gallery is pleased to announce a collaborative Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit on May 30th. Eighteen galleries in the Culver City Arts District are committed to supporting the effort to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Some are making direct contributions and/or offering a percentage of sales and/or taking contributions to ... (read more)

James Scarborough reviews Christine Frerichs’ Serenade in art ltd. 5.12.15

Christine Frerichs: "Serenade" at Klowden Mann
With "Serenade," her second solo show at Klowden Mann, Christine Frerichs offers deeply felt analyses of landscapes. She works in oil, acrylic, and wax. Although their surfaces are gritty, as if they've been blasted with stucco, there's serenity to each piece. This serenity comes from the works' narrow color range and the hypnotic, semicircular lines that characterize each composition. In the context of landscapes, these lines suggest atmospheric millibars, tectonic fault lines, or topographic contour lines. Here is ... (read more)

Preview of Christine Frerichs Serenade in Artscene by Andy Brumer 2.24.15

(KlowdenMann Gallery, Culver City) The matter of artistic influence unfolds with poetic grace, intellectual rigor, as well as a fierce quality of engagement in this collection of paintings by the young and immensely talented Christine Frerichs. In her large sturdy, colorful, yet tender mixed media works on canvas, all displaying thick, textured layers of paint often scarred and molded into sculptural relief, one readily perceives echoes of Jackson Pollock, Larry Poons, Jay DeFeo, Anselm Kiefer, Antoni Tapies, the later work of Brice Marden and ... (read more)