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

THE GOOD NEWS:
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)

Andrea Chung in group exhibition at Harris Art Gallery in University of La Verne 2.14.18

Biomythography: Reflexive Remix

Curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley
February 13 - April 26, 2018
Artist Panel | Tuesday, February 27 from 4:30- 5:30 PM
Opening Reception | Tuesday, February 27 from 6-8 PM 
Artists: Andrea Chung, Vanessa German, Todd Gray, Tarrah Krajnak, and Sunè Woods

University of La Verne, Harris Art Gallery
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750
Reflexive ReŸmix
verb
re·flex·ive re·mix
rəˈfleksiv/ rēˈmiks/
1. Taking parts from different sources and mixes them aiming ... (read more)

Debra Scacco’s The Narrows in 2-Times 2.8.18

2-TIMES • Art
Debra Scacco,
‘The Narrows’
@ Klowden Mann

'Examining the  liminal space of the immigrant journey, in which the future of the individual confronts the  reality of politics  and power...’

A project derived  directly from  stories of  Ellis Island: 
‘The Narrows’ refers to the thin stretch of water linking Brooklyn and Staten Island; now connected by the Verrazano Bridge, this small waterway is one of the most significant gateways in American history.

“Scacco draws a direct line between past and present. There is endless ... (read more)

Shana Nys Dambrot reviews Debra Scacco’s The Narrows on Art and Cake 2.1.18

Debra Scacco: The Narrows
through February 17
Klowden Mann, Culver City
By Shana Nys Dambrot
Debra Scacco is a rare presence in contemporary art — a mindfully reductive conceptualist with the emotional soul of a storyteller. As schematic abstraction goes, Scacco’s work is warm, evocative, and unusually lyrical. Her previous work has often included an element of abstract cartography, in which she has sought to express in rarefied visual quantification the sensations of land, sea, travel, and national identity. In her current exhibition at ... (read more)

Ellen C Caldwell reviews Debra Scacco’s The Narrows on Riot Material 1.31.18

On Immigration, Liminality, and Ellis Island: Debra Scacco’s The Narrows
Reviewed by Ellen C. Caldwell
Debra Scacco’s The Narrows is a timely show at Klowden Mann that uses multimedia art to examine the changing immigrant experience and liminal spaces found, created, and realized on the journey to the United States.
Scacco researched this project in the Ellis Island archives, beginning with a residency there in 2012, as she began tying her own personal connections between her family’s Italian immigration story to ... (read more)

Debra Scacco Featured Artist in Los Angeles Review of Books 1.30.18

Debra Scacco (b. 1976, New York) received a BA in Studio Art from Richmond University, London in 1998. She has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at Klowden Mann and Marine Contemporary (Los Angeles), and group exhibitions at Royal Academy of Arts (London), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Patrick Heide Contemporary (London), and Royale Projects (Palm Desert). In 2012, she was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Museum. In 2009, she was nominated for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (... (read more)

Debra Scacco in Wall Street International 1.6.18

Debra Scacco
13 Jan — 17 Feb 2018 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States
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