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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Rebecca Farr in Art and Cake 1.6.18

Studio Visit: Rebecca Farr, The Spiritual Embodiment of Empathy
“Empathy makes you imagine the sensation of the torture, of the hunger, of the loss. You make that person into yourself, you inscribe their suffering on your body or heart or mind…Physical pain defines the physical boundaries of the self but these identifications define a larger self, a map of affections and alliances, and the limits of this psychic self are nothing more or less than the limits of love.”  ~Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway ... (read more)

Wendy Vogel reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s General Song in ArtReview 12.15.17

Rodrigo Valenzuela General Song
Upfor, Portland 6 September - 14 October
For the Chilean-born artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, physical and artistic labor have always been intertwined. After moving to the United States in 2005, Valenzuela worked for a decade in construction while he developed his artistic practice. These jobs influenced the production of several experimental videos documenting fellow workers: in Maria TV (2014), for instance, Valenzuela combines interview footage of Latinx nannies and maids with sequences in which they perform telenovela monologues, enacting their real-life ... (read more)

Daniel Gerwin reviews It would go on Artforum 12.12.17

Anastasia Douka and Shana Hoehn
Klowden Mann
6023 Washington Blvd
November 18–December 23
In Anastasia Douka and Shana Hoehn’s current two-person show, the past is pulled into the present while the present is pushed into antiquity. In The wife (Oz) 2017 (modified paper cast of “Aspasia” by Mara Karetsou, 1983), 2017, Douka recasts Karetsou’s bust of Pericles’s mistress from a public sculpture in Athens, adorning the figure’s head with a funnel. The work’s understatement pays homage to women ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in San Diego CityBeat 12.7.17

The Year in Art: 2017
From Andrea Chung to Chicano Park, here are some of the year’s best artistic statements

by Seth Combs
If there was one word that best encapsulated the year in art, it would be “group.” Individualism isn’t something that is exclusive to the San Diego scene, but it has remained a staple of the arts community for a variety of reasons that are too long to list here. Whether it was the result of the political climate or ... (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Library as Incubator Project 11.1.17

Featuring: Katie Herzog
by Laura Damon-Moore
Today we are pleased to feature a recent exhibition by visual artist Katie Herzog. Katie is also the director of the Molesworth Institute, a special library devoted to the playful side of libraries and archives. Enjoy this write-up of Katie’s recent project, from the KLOWDEN MANN gallery.

“There is no way to perform architecture in a book. Words and drawings can only produce paper space, not the experience of real space. By definition, paper space is imaginary: ... (read more)

Sydney Walters Reviews Bettina Hubby’s Panacea Project on Art and Cake 9.28.17

“The Panacea Project” Nudges Funny Bones at Werkartz
By Sydney Walters
Through September 30th
Artist Bettina Hubby projects an astute lesson of survival into the art game: humor is necessary. While humor becomes more biting and sarcastic in media, The Panacea Project rejects this defensive and deflective humor and charges forth with a delightful eruption of unadulterated bliss. “I’m just trying to bombard people with joyous imagery and comedy art that deals with humor and happiness…I am also using it as a ... (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Wall Street International 9.27.17

Katie Herzog
9 Sep — 14 Oct 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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Michael Shaw reviews Heath Bunting’s The Status Project in art ltd. 9.23.17

Heath Bunting’s dense, graphic mappings of very specific social statistics are, certainly as statistical graphs go, visually alluring. They become more resonant and consequential upon viewing via quirky titles what they purport to chart: “a natural person able to provide current full name colour map of influence;” “a terrorist background map of influence;” “the reach of being sexually active map of influence,” among other provocatively titled inkjet prints. The works are part of Bunting’s “Status Project,” which is his attempt to map “... (read more)