Rodrigo Valenzuela in Glasstire 4.20.18

How does a body process labor? What are the aftereffects of that process, and how do those aftereffects manifest within or throughout a group or organization? These are some of the questions that the LA-based Rodrigo Valenzuela, in his current effort at Art League Houston, addresses with two video works: Prole (2016) and The Unwaged (2017).
Prole is the more literal of the two. Here, Valenzuela has gathered together a group of Latino workers in order to assemble a labor union. What’s interesting ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in Wall Street International 4.19.18

Megan Cotts
7 Apr — 12 May 2018 at the Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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Loring Knoblauch reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s Intervention in Collector Daily 4.19.18

JTF (just the facts): A total of 11 black and white and color photographs, framed in white and unmatted, and hung against white walls in the main gallery space and the entry area. All of the works are archival pigment prints, made in 2014, 2015, and 2017. The works are drawn from three separate series – Hedonic Reversal, Trophy Room, and General Song. Physical sizes are either 34×42, 36×44, or 55×45 inches, and all of the prints are available in editions of ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at UC San Diego 4.12.18

The Agency of Art

12 April - 17 May 2018
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, 12 April, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

In the Spring, Visual Arts @ 50, our two-year long series of exhibitions marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Visual Arts Department, turns its focus from the past to the future. The Agency of Art highlights the role of Visual Arts ... (read more)

Andrea Chung on KCET Artbound 3.28.18

Artist and Mother

Season 9, Episode 7

This episode profiles four California artists who make motherhood a part of their art: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Andrea Chung, Rebecca Campbell and Tanya Aguiñiga. There's a persisting assumption in contemporary art circles that you can't be a good artist and good mother both. But these artists are working to shatter this cliché, juggling demands of career and family and finding inspiring ways to explore the maternal in their art.


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Bettina Hubby in What Artists Listen To Podcast 3.20.18

What Artists Listen To:LIVE with Bettina Hubby, Alison Saar & Austyn Weiner
Date and Time

Sat, March 24, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
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Chimento Contemporary

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Los Angeles, CA 90023

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Have you ever wondered what artists listen to while in the studio and what that tell us about the artist? London based artist Pia Pack did and took her relocation to Los Angeles as an opportunity to get to ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in New York Latin Culture 3.17.18

Rodrigo Valenzuela ‘Intervention’ Chilean artist at Laurence Miller Gallery

by Keith Widyolar on February 20, 2018

Rodrigo Valenzuela is a Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based artist.
Raised under the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, Valenzuela immigrated to the U.S. via Canada. He started working as an undocumented day laborer before becoming an artist. Valenzuela’s life experience infuses his art.
“Gestures of alienation and displacement are both the aesthetic and subject of much of my work,” Valenzuela says.
“Gestures of alienation and displacement are both the ... (read more)

Bettina Hubby in GOOD Magazine 3.15.18

The Curatorial Hub Helps Artists Get Their Fair Share
by Marissa Gluck

Artists can earn more money without having to sacrifice their vision to the art market’s trends.
Bettina Hubby knows how to throw a party.
The Los Angeles-based artist has the unerring ability to find opportunities to celebrate, even when the occasion calls for more somber posturing. For instance, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy in 2014, she invited artists to contribute breast-related ... (read more)

Andy Campbell reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s General Song on Artforum 3.13.18

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Klowden Mann
6023 Washington Blvd
February 24 - March 31

Thick, gray paint peels from the walls of the gallery, revealing shocks of white underneath. A large tower has crashed to the ground (when? it’s unclear), and barricades, painted ghostly white, hide fluorescent lights, throwing shadows across the cracking walls. In this evocative environment, altogether titled Tower, 2018, one doesn’t simply encounter Rodrigo Valenzuela’s work but rather becomes drawn into its political implications.
The artist’s large photographs scintillate. ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Hyperallergic 2.23.18

The Mesmerizing Depth and Desolation of Desert Landscapes

Abstract lines and shapes break up Rodrigo Valenzuela’s barren mixed-media landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park and Chile’s Atacama desert.
MEXICO CITY — Earlier this month, Mexico City opened its fifth annual Material Art Fair, under the banner of “Freedom to Art” — a spirited, if awkwardly articulated, catch phrase. At the booth of Portland-based gallery Upfor, Sense of Place, an installation of Rodrigo Valenzuela’s luminous landscape scenes, captivated a throng of fairgoers. In vibrant ... (read more)