Thomas Macker’s Holdout in Blouin Art Info 8.4.17

Thomas Macker’s 'Holdout' at Klowden Mann
Klowden Mann is hosting an exhibition titled “Holdout” by Thomas Macker at their Washington Boulevard location.
Thomas Macker (b. 1982, Los Angeles) is a multi-media artist living in Wyoming. He received his MFA from California Arts in Photography and Media in 2011, and currently works as the photography department head for the arts and education nonprofit organisation Art Association of Jackson Hole, where he is also a curator for the organization’s gallery. Macker was a 2015 ... (read more)

Thomas Macker in Worldwide-X 8.2.17

Extract from Thomas Mackers’ multi-media exhibition HOLDOUT at Klowden Mann, Los Angeles, CA. Running June 24 — August 26, 2017
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Thomas Macker in Wall Street International 7.15.17

Thomas Macker
24 Jun — 29 Jul 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States
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Rebecca Ripple in Damn Magazine 7.1.17

From March 5, 2017 until August 6, 2017

What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged?
Interstitial seeks to answer this question through the examination of new and recently-created free-standing sculptures by contemporary Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction. In the exhibition, artists Jeff Colson, ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela joins UCLA Department of Art faculty 7.1.17

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of artist Rodrigo Valenzuela as assistant professor in the Department Art. Valenzuela’s appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
Born in Chile and based in Los Angeles, Valenzuela is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography, video, painting, and installation. Using autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience, his work constructs narratives, scenes, and stories that point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. Much of ... (read more)

Rebecca Ripple in Fabrik 6.19.17

Pasadena Museum of California Art
(March 5-August 6, 2017)
Bricolage can be regarded as the ultimate modern/post-modern impulse, the collage aesthetic physically applied to everyday life. In the context of artmaking, bricolage is a form of assemblage, but one that disregards the fetishization of disuse we associate with typical assemblage practice. In bricolage, it does not matter whether any element has outlived its original function. In fact, bricolage gives some value to the relative newness, and associated usefulness, of its elements. This ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in Hyperallergic 6.1.17

The California-Pacific Triennial Spotlights Architecture’s Power Dynamics

The Orange County Museum of Art’s second triennial of artists from the Pacific Rim, Building as Ever, focuses on architecture and related social issues like displacement and globalization

Over the past couple of decades, biennials and triennials have become ubiquitous staples of the contemporary art world. Most biennials take either a regional approach, presenting the best work from one locale, or a global approach, assembling highlights from around the world. The California-Pacific Triennial, organized by ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in the Los Angeles Times 6.1.17

The museum is part of the art as OCMA explores architecture and permanence
The Orange County Museum of Art’s latest exhibit won’t be a typical gallery with “Do Not Touch” signs plastered all over its walls.
The “2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever” exhibition has 25 projects, some of which museum attendees can step through, move and wear in the museum.

A hand icon by each piece of artwork indicates that guests are allowed to touch the piece. A hand crossed by ... (read more)

Alexandra Wiesenfeld’s o in Blouin Art Info 5.30.17

Alexandra Wiesenfeld's 'o’ at Klowden Mann, Los Angeles
Klowden Mann, Los Angeles is exhibiting Alexandra Wiesenfeld's "o" through June 3, 2017.

The exhibition features an installation of mixed-media works on paper and wall painting, alternating densely packed congregations of drawings with individual pieces standing alone. Drawings will be spread from ceiling to floor of individual walls, organized by time of creation and theme with one drawing, acting as source material for a larger painting executed directly on the gallery walls. Created last year, the ... (read more)

Sienna DeGovia, Jamison Carter, Megan Cotts and Alexandra Wiesenfeld in ACLU benefit show at Historic Hudson Studios 5.19.17

Sweet Freedom
Saturday July 1st, 7pm
1106 N. Hudson Ave. 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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