Jeff Davis reviews Christine Frerichs’ Beacon in Pasadena Independent 3.28.17

Christine Frerichs’ solo exhibition, “Beacon”, runs through April 15 at Klowdenmann in Culver City. The focus of her work revolves around color, light and landscapes to emote feelings, moods and meaning from time spent living and working in Los Angeles, New York and Tucson. Her abstract landscapes and symbolic portraits using wax, oil and other media on canvas are on display in the front room of the gallery and smaller wax on paper works are in the back.
The first eye catching painting encountered ... (read more)

Bettina Hubby in Hyperallergic 3.5.17

Feeling Anxiety and Relief at NADA New York

Some of the most memorable art at this year’s NADA New York deals with distress, though the massive fair also offers respite.
We live in a time of high anxiety. If I were an art collector with a checkbook at the ready, I’d be in the market, ideally, for works that could momentarily soothe my mind. Some of the most memorable art offered at this year’s New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) New York, ... (read more)

Genie Davis reviews Christine Frerichs’ Beacon in Artscene 2.22.17

(Klowden Mann Gallery, Culver City) Christine Frerichs creates layered, complex works that are rich, thick and textured, a world that dazzles with light. Titled “Beacon,” the artist creates a more distinguishable landscape imagery than in previous work, referencing the light and atmosphere of places which have emotional significance for her, such as Los Angeles, Tucson and New York.
The paintings in this exhibition are the result of what the artist terms “a conceptual and sensorial investigation of subjects such as the sea, the sky, ... (read more)

Lorraine Heitzman reviews David Lloyd’s time is taller than space is wide on Art and Cake 2.18.17

David Lloyd at Klowden Mann:
Time is taller than space is wide
By Lorraine Heitzman
Through March 4th
David Lloyd’s Time is taller than space is wide at Klowden Mann should be a welcome surprise to those familiar with his work and a happy discovery for anyone encountering his paintings for the first time. Having exhibited in Los Angeles extensively since he received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1985, Lloyd has alternated over the years between abstractions and paintings ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Der Greif 2.14.17

Goalkeepers
Feb 09, 2017 - Rodrigo Valenzuela
Goalkeepers are interesting because when you’re a kid, nobody wants to be the goalie – actually in a pick up game the last one to be selected is the goal keeper. The professional goalkeeper is the base of the team, the only player that keeps an eye on the structure of the game, and here is where the analogy plays more in my photo seires. His job is an act of disappearance. For example, if no one ... (read more)

Thomas Macker’s Holdout reviewed in O Fluxo 2.1.17

‘Holdout’ by Thomas Macker at Nicolaysen Art Museum
In the exhibit Holdout, Thomas Macker uses new media materials and techniques to explore camouflage, bygone war propaganda and the identy of the “holdout” figure in modern warfare.
The new media materials and techniques Macker uses include autostereograms (magic eye), flir technology(thermal imaging), light interference pigments (color-­‐changing paint), titanium anodization & insulating and conductive paints. The goal of the materials and techniques used is to thematically support the conceptual phenomena mentioned above.
There are ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple Named Interim Sculpture Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art 1.31.17

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jan. 31, 2017 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, announced today that Rebecca Ripple has been named the interim Artist-in-Residence for the Academy’s Sculpture Department. She will serve a one-year term, starting in the fall of 2017 and continuing through 2017-18 academic year.
Ripple replaces Heather McGill, who is leaving the Academy after 25 years. McGill was active in the recruitment ... (read more)

David Lloyd’s Time is taller than space is wide in Wall Street International 1.30.17

David Lloyd
28 Jan — 4 Mar 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States
Captions
David Lloyd, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy of Klowden Mann

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Bettina Hubby in art ltd’s top 10 of 2016 1.28.17

LOS ANGELES
By Shana Nys Dambrot
1) Sloan Projects, “Kelly Berg: Divergent Earth”
Spiky and opalescent landscape disaster fantasies of impasto and line.

2) Edward Cella Art + Architecture, “Jun Kaneko: Mirage”
Epic showmanship in an arching Op Art painted masterpiece
and contrapuntal sculpture.

3) Meliksetian Briggs, “Tim Berresheim:
Aus Alter Wurzel Neue Kraft”
Digital surrealism by turns painterly, gestural,
appropriationist, and darkly poetic.

4) Charlie James Gallery,
“Erika Rothenberg: House of Cards”
Restaged 1992 social satire installation of
drawings biting, blithe and salient as ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in art ltd. 1.7.17

SPOTLIGHT: Houston
With a theme of “Looking to the Future of the Planet,” this year’s FotoFest biennial took over Houston with a plethora of globally-informed photography.
When Houston’s FotoFest organizers adopt a theme for the International Biennial of Photography and Mixed Media Art, the topic must be so compelling and relevant as to garner global attention alongside dedicated participation from the city’s leading art museums, art galleries, non-profit art spaces, universities, and civic spaces. Fittingly, the 2016 topic is nothing short ... (read more)