Wendy Vogel reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s General Song 12.15.17

Rodrigo Valenzuela General Song
Upfor, Portland 6 September - 14 October
For the Chilean-born artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, physical and artistic labor have always been intertwined. After moving to the United States in 2005, Valenzuela worked for a decade in construction while he developed his artistic practice. These jobs influenced the production of several experimental videos documenting fellow workers: in Maria TV (2014), for instance, Valenzuela combines interview footage of Latinx nannies and maids with sequences in which they perform telenovela monologues, enacting their real-life ... (read more)

Daniel Gerwin reviews It would go on Artforum 12.12.17

Anastasia Douka and Shana Hoehn
Klowden Mann
6023 Washington Blvd
November 18–December 23
In Anastasia Douka and Shana Hoehn’s current two-person show, the past is pulled into the present while the present is pushed into antiquity. In The wife (Oz) 2017 (modified paper cast of “Aspasia” by Mara Karetsou, 1983), 2017, Douka recasts Karetsou’s bust of Pericles’s mistress from a public sculpture in Athens, adorning the figure’s head with a funnel. The work’s understatement pays homage to women ... (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Library as Incubator Project 11.1.17

Featuring: Katie Herzog
by Laura Damon-Moore
Today we are pleased to feature a recent exhibition by visual artist Katie Herzog. Katie is also the director of the Molesworth Institute, a special library devoted to the playful side of libraries and archives. Enjoy this write-up of Katie’s recent project, from the KLOWDEN MANN gallery.

“There is no way to perform architecture in a book. Words and drawings can only produce paper space, not the experience of real space. By definition, paper space is imaginary: ... (read more)

Sydney Walters Reviews Bettina Hubby’s Panacea Project on Art and Cake 9.28.17

“The Panacea Project” Nudges Funny Bones at Werkartz
By Sydney Walters
Through September 30th
Artist Bettina Hubby projects an astute lesson of survival into the art game: humor is necessary. While humor becomes more biting and sarcastic in media, The Panacea Project rejects this defensive and deflective humor and charges forth with a delightful eruption of unadulterated bliss. “I’m just trying to bombard people with joyous imagery and comedy art that deals with humor and happiness…I am also using it as a ... (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Wall Street International 9.27.17

Katie Herzog
9 Sep — 14 Oct 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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Michael Shaw reviews Heath Bunting’s The Status Project in art ltd. 9.23.17

Heath Bunting’s dense, graphic mappings of very specific social statistics are, certainly as statistical graphs go, visually alluring. They become more resonant and consequential upon viewing via quirky titles what they purport to chart: “a natural person able to provide current full name colour map of influence;” “a terrorist background map of influence;” “the reach of being sexually active map of influence,” among other provocatively titled inkjet prints. The works are part of Bunting’s “Status Project,” which is his attempt to map “... (read more)

Andrea Nakhla Reviews The Panacea Project on Society6 9.22.17

One Night, Seven Shows: An Artist’s Guide To An LA Art Crawl

LA-based artist, Andrea Nakhla takes us on a truly epic art crawl in LA’s Chinatown and downtown Arts District. Hitting up 7 shows in one night, she walks us through LA’s vibrant art scene and shares some of the highlights of the night. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can plan out your own art crawl too. Andrea shows you how, below.

As someone who is always DMing art ... (read more)

Richard Speer reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s General Song on Visual Art Source 9.21.17

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Upfor Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Recommendation by Richard Speer
Continuing through October 14, 2017
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s memorable 2015 exhibition, “Hedonic Reversal,” was a compassionate critique of the “ruin-porn” photography genre, wherein Valenzuela pointedly avoided photographing derelict buildings — opting instead to create stylized ruins in his studio. His strategy is similar in “General Song,” a meditation on borders, barriers, and protest barricades. None are photographed in-situ, all of them were constructed and photographed in his studio. This tactic affords the artist not only ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in New American Paintings 9.20.17

EXPO Chicago 2017 Highlights

EXPO Chicago, like many of its art fair counterparts, contains the requisite grabby, show-stoppers we’ve come to expect. However, after the initial lure of the spectacle fades, the eye begins to locate the stronger, more contemplative works emerging from the depths of the exhibitor booths. The works of these six artists are prime examples of pieces that reward a slower viewing, that expand, deepen and reveal more, the longer you look. – Robin Dluzen, Chicago Contributor
Rodrigo Valenzuela at Klowden ... (read more)

Heath Bunting’s The Status Project in Wall Street International 9.20.17

Heath Bunting
9 Sep — 14 Oct 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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