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)

Bettina Hubby in group exhibition at The Lodge in partnership with Eastern Star Gallery 3.8.18

The mecca, California
Saturday, March 17th - Saturday, March 31st 2018
Eastern Star Gallery in partnership with The Lodge
The Eastern Star Gallery and The Lodge are pleased to present The mecca, California, an installation exploring the relationship between enlightenment, spirituality and humanism in Southern California.
For years, dreamers have traveled west to Southern California in search of its magic. California promises direction, empowerment, and great spiritual illumination: those who journey here embrace the beauty of the now and the opportunity to find, or ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Art Auction 3.2.18

Prepare your paddles! The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s highly anticipated biennial Art Auction returns this spring with live and silent auctions of approximately 100 works. Bid on painting, sculpture, and works on paper by early career and internationally recognized artists including John Baldessari, Liza Lou, Wangechi Mutu, and Ed Ruscha. All works are carefully considered by MCASD’s Director and Curators, and are available at various starting price points.
6:30 PM > SILENT AUCTION OPEN
The Silent Auction will be ... (read more)

Sienna DeGovia in group exhibition at Racine Art Museum 3.2.18

Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions

January 28 - June 24, 2018

Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions showcases artworks new to RAM since the donation of over 200 polymer pieces in 2011. These recent gifts have introduced new artists to the collection and expanded upon existing bodies of work by incorporating different types of objects or broadening the scope of years represented. Referencing the significance of the groundwork laid in earlier years, Polymer Art includes pieces that were part of the original gift that established RAM’s ... (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)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in solo exhibition at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York 2.16.18

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Intervention
March 8 – April 28, 2018

Laurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present INTERVENTION, the gallery’s first exhibition of 35-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. This show will feature selected photographs from three recent bodies of work: General Song, Hedonic Reversal, and Trophy Room.
Born in Chile in 1982, Valenzuela came of age during the brutal military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, an era when dissent was forcefully silenced by the government. After earning a BFA degree in Santiago, he migrated to ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in two-person exhibition at Jenkins Johnson in New York 2.16.18

Disobedience
Lavar Munroe and Rodrigo Valenzuela
Brooklyn, NY
March 3 – April 14, 2018
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Group exhibition curated by Andrea Chung at San Diego City College 2.16.18

Art Exhibit & Reception: By(e) Default
By(e) Default is an exhibition curated by artist Andrea Chung.
Through the works of five contemporary artists and three poets, this exhibit challenges racial codings and engages in both the revision and celebration of Black History.

Featuring:
Elizabeth Axtman
Suzanne Broughel
Cortney Charleston
Lissa Corona
JC Lenochan
Jason Patterson
Claudia Rankine
Nicole Sealey

Exhibition dates: February 5 - 28, 2018
Artists Panel prior to reception: 12:45 - 2:00 pm in G102.
Moderator Denise Rogers, ... (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)