Rebecca Farr in VoyageLA 1.14.19

Meet Rebecca Farr
 
January 14, 2019
 
Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Farr.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up in a small conservative lumber town in the Central Oregon desert. We were an outsider family of bonafide hippies in a hard-core rodeo culture. I often found my self in lonesome spaces; a queer girl yet to come out even to myself, a vegetarian with hairy legs, a devout spiritualist ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in Culver City News 12.27.18

Artist Cromarty remembered
 
Photos by Gary Kohatsu
By Gary Kohatsu
December 27, 2018
Artist Sarah Cromarty’s art was exhibited at Klowden Mann in the art district of Culver City in December, a tribute to the artist who died at age 37 a month earlier. Her show “Wizards, Healers, Portals and Prophets” was exhibited, from Dec. 1-22. At left, a card and flowers are set up in the gallery window. “She had a style that was unlike any other artist I have ever ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in Hyperallergic 12.21.18

Sarah Cromarty, “Gotcha” (2018)
Remembering Sarah Cromarty’s Painted Portals and Prophets
An exhibition pays tribute to the wondrous vision of a Los Angeles-based artist who died this year at the age of 37.

By Daniel Gerwin
Sarah Cromarty’s clunkily constructed paintings bring to mind John Waters’s succinct analysis of Cy Twombly: “His work kept assholes away.” Incorporating glitter, plastic beads, and stacked cardboard mounted on plywood, her crude, elemental pieces will put off anyone who believes art should look expensive and ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in LA Weekly 11.30.18

An Exhibition at Klowden Mann Pays Tribute to Artist Sarah Cromarty

 

By John Knuth | November 30, 2018
Artist Sarah Cromarty died last month. She was 37 years old. This was a blow to the heart of the Los Angeles art community. It was a blow to the cosmos and a blow to the searchers looking for a magical vision beyond what we can see. Klowden Mann Gallery is hosting Wizards, Healers, Portals and Prophets: A Tribute to Sarah Cromarty to celebrate her life, ... (read more)

Jonesy’s PACK in Artforum 10.24.18

Matt Savitsky, Don't Kiss Me. Performance view, Klowden Mann, Culver City, CA, 2018. Photo: Andy Campbell.

PACK MENTALITY
 
October 24, 2018 • Culver City • Andy Campbell on “Jonesy’s Pack” fashion show

“I’M A LESBIAN RODEO CLOWN,” crowed Lex Vaughn. “My mom was a dick-puncher, and my dad was an ass-muncher.” Besides breaking biography as a genre, Vaughn, whose comic timing is only superseded by her charm, expertly played the part of emcee this week at Jonesy’s fashion-show-performance-cum-exhibition, titled “Jonesy’s Pack.” ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Artsy Editorial 10.16.18

Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela works with a student during an open studio at UCLA. Photo by Reed Hutchinson. Courtesy of UCLA.

Six Artists Working as Teachers Share the Lessons They’ve Learned
 

Benjamin Sutton
Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Artists’ creativity often extends to the ways they make a living. The most famous may live off their studio practices, but many more cobble together a livelihood from sales of their art, grants, freelance work, and day jobs. For tens of thousands of artists ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in The Architect’s Newspaper 10.11.18

The Orange County Museum of Art will be opening a temporary facility at the South Coast Plaza mall as its new Morphosis-designed facilities undergo construction. (Courtesy Morphosis Architects)

California’s Orange County Museum of Art to open satellite location while Morphosis builds
 
By ANTONIO PACHECO • October 11, 2018
The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Santa Ana, California, is planning to open a new temporary gallery space in the South Coast Plaza Village on November 3 as work on a new 52,... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Daily Bruin 10.4.18

Four UCLA faculty members from vastly different academic disciplines discussed the meaning of space at a panel Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of UCLA Arts)

Hybrid course and “10 Questions” series offer interdisciplinary answers about space
 
BY JULIA SHAPERO
Posted: October 4, 2018 1:48 am
Four UCLA professors, from disciplines ranging from nanoscience to architecture, attempted to answer the question, “What is Space?” Tuesday night at the first session of a new lecture series from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.Space ... (read more)

Debra Scacco in ZDNet 9.14.18

Artists use AR to display politically-charged art in provocative places
 
Billed as the first truly interactive fine-art augmented reality experience, this may be the birth of a new medium
By Greg Nichols | September 14, 2018 -- 11:40 GMT (04:40 PDT) | Topic: Virtual Reality
Politically-charged art has been cropping up in provocative locations around the world over the past few weeks. An immigration-themed installation near the Statue of Liberty and a floating sculpture along the Rio Grande that memorializes a woman shot ... (read more)

Surface of a Sphere reviewed in 2-TIMES 8.16.18

2-TIMES · Art
‘Surface of a Sphere’
@ Klowden Mann,
Los Angeles

“Abstraction is not a
withdrawal from the
world but rather its
keen embrace.”

Curated by:
Daniel Gerwin.

‘Surface of a Sphere’:
Considers how far  contemporary artists  have traveled since  modernism’s exploration  of space & objecthood,  revisiting and extending  the legacy of shaped  painting while generating  new possibilities.

“... concerned primarily
with interactions of form
and color in space.”

Artists presented:
· Loren Britton
· Martha Clippinger
· Daniel Gerwin
· Justine Hill
· Tomashi Jackson
· Nick Kramer
· Fabienne Lasserre
· ... (read more)