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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Rebecca Ripple in Hometown Pasadena 5.17.17

“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.”
Some fun, quirky, intriguing art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Aartists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take ordinary, “quotidian and overlooked” objects and create, so a viewer is caught, along with the object, “in between the memory of their previous function or usage and their abrupt and unexpected ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in art ltd. 5.16.17

Report: Orange County Museum of Art
With the exhibition title “Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial unites a spectrum of geographies through a theme of flux.
“Building As Ever,” the 2017 edition of the Orange County Museum of Art’s California-Pacific Triennial, is aptly named. For many years now, the museum has been engaged in a Sisyphean attempt to leave its Newport Beach campus behind for more glamorous digs. A patch of land in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa ... (read more)

Emily Nimptsch reviews Alexandra Wiesenfeld’s o on alphasixty 5.16.17

Alexandra Wiesenfeld at Klowden Mann
Walking into Klowden Mann–currently housing Munich-born, Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Wiesenfeld’s latest exhibition, o–one is struck with the unorthodox hanging of the artist’s work. Here, small and large pieces are seemingly arranged at random. Several works are crowded onto a single wall in a style reminiscent of the Parisian salons of yore, while other areas are virtually empty. There is, naturally, a method to such unexpected madness. The show was organized based on theme and ... (read more)