Andrea Chung in San Diego CityBeat 2.16.18

The Year in Art: 2017
From Andrea Chung to Chicano Park, here are some of the year’s best artistic statements

by Seth Combs
If there was one word that best encapsulated the year in art, it would be “group.” Individualism isn’t something that is exclusive to the San Diego scene, but it has remained a staple of the arts community for a variety of reasons that are too long to list here. Whether it was the result of the political climate or ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group exhibition at Harris Art Gallery in University of La Verne 2.14.18

Biomythography: Reflexive Remix

Curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley
February 13 - April 26, 2018
Artist Panel | Tuesday, February 27 from 4:30- 5:30 PM
Opening Reception | Tuesday, February 27 from 6-8 PM 
Artists: Andrea Chung, Vanessa German, Todd Gray, Tarrah Krajnak, and Sunè Woods

University of La Verne, Harris Art Gallery
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750
Reflexive ReŸmix
verb
re·flex·ive re·mix
rəˈfleksiv/ rēˈmiks/
1. Taking parts from different sources and mixes them aiming ... (read more)

Debra Scacco’s The Narrows in 2-Times 2.8.18

2-TIMES • Art
Debra Scacco,
‘The Narrows’
@ Klowden Mann

'Examining the  liminal space of the immigrant journey, in which the future of the individual confronts the  reality of politics  and power...’

A project derived  directly from  stories of  Ellis Island: 
‘The Narrows’ refers to the thin stretch of water linking Brooklyn and Staten Island; now connected by the Verrazano Bridge, this small waterway is one of the most significant gateways in American history.

“Scacco draws a direct line between past and present. There is endless ... (read more)

Shana Nys Dambrot reviews Debra Scacco’s The Narrows on Art and Cake 2.1.18

Debra Scacco: The Narrows
through February 17
Klowden Mann, Culver City
By Shana Nys Dambrot
Debra Scacco is a rare presence in contemporary art — a mindfully reductive conceptualist with the emotional soul of a storyteller. As schematic abstraction goes, Scacco’s work is warm, evocative, and unusually lyrical. Her previous work has often included an element of abstract cartography, in which she has sought to express in rarefied visual quantification the sensations of land, sea, travel, and national identity. In her current exhibition at ... (read more)

Ellen C Caldwell reviews Debra Scacco’s The Narrows on Riot Material 1.31.18

On Immigration, Liminality, and Ellis Island: Debra Scacco’s The Narrows
Reviewed by Ellen C. Caldwell
Debra Scacco’s The Narrows is a timely show at Klowden Mann that uses multimedia art to examine the changing immigrant experience and liminal spaces found, created, and realized on the journey to the United States.
Scacco researched this project in the Ellis Island archives, beginning with a residency there in 2012, as she began tying her own personal connections between her family’s Italian immigration story to ... (read more)

Debra Scacco Featured Artist in Los Angeles Review of Books 1.30.18

Debra Scacco (b. 1976, New York) received a BA in Studio Art from Richmond University, London in 1998. She has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at Klowden Mann and Marine Contemporary (Los Angeles), and group exhibitions at Royal Academy of Arts (London), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Patrick Heide Contemporary (London), and Royale Projects (Palm Desert). In 2012, she was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Museum. In 2009, she was nominated for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (... (read more)

Debra Scacco in Wall Street International 1.6.18

Debra Scacco
13 Jan — 17 Feb 2018 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States
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Rebecca Farr in Art and Cake 1.6.18

Studio Visit: Rebecca Farr, The Spiritual Embodiment of Empathy
“Empathy makes you imagine the sensation of the torture, of the hunger, of the loss. You make that person into yourself, you inscribe their suffering on your body or heart or mind…Physical pain defines the physical boundaries of the self but these identifications define a larger self, a map of affections and alliances, and the limits of this psychic self are nothing more or less than the limits of love.”  ~Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway ... (read more)

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)