Sarah Cromarty in Artillery 9.26.18

Sarah Cromarty
 
by Annabel Osberg
“WISHFUL THINKIN’,” the title of Sarah Cromarty‘s show at Klowden Mann, indicates its tenor of hope against hope. Cromarty layers cardboard, digital prints, paint, glitter, rhinestones and sundry other materials to create 3D paintings affecting appearances of escapist kitsch in order to underscore the twin characteristics of adventure and futility inherent to fantasy. Through these works, Cromarty self-consciously elaborates her own imaginary world of lush green jungles and sparkles, positing painters as mythologizers and implicitly underscoring her ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 9.20.18

BEING HERE WITH YOU/ ESTANDO AQUÍ CONTIGO: 42 ARTISTS FROM SAN DIEGO AND TIJUANA

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018-Sunday, Feb 03, 2019 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building

Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo brings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. Presenting both early career and established artists, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo highlights distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond.
Being Here with You/ Estando aquí ... (read more)

Debra Scacco in Los Angeles Times 9.18.18

Standing next to an installation is Debra Scacco, curator of "La Reina de Los Angeles" exhibit, now open at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens. (Photo by Kim Sudhalter)

The Valley Line: Water theme of latest Sturt Haaga exhibit; teens embark on 16-month Les Fleurettes program
 
by Jane Napier Neely
About 200 guests turned out Sunday for a special event in Descanso Gardens, the opening of its latest art exhibit, “La Reina de Los Ángeles,” in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Following the ... (read more)

Debra Scacco curates La Reina de Los Ángeles at Sturt Haaga Gallery 9.17.18

La Reina de Los Ángeles
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – JANUARY 13, 2019

Without the Los Angeles River, there would quite simply be no Los Angeles. While the precise geography is unknown, historians have estimated it’s changed course at least nine times in the first half of the nineteenth century alone. Today, less than 150 years into the life of our young city, a complex infrastructure delivers water not just to our citizens, but to crops, farms and manicured lawns.

La Reina de Los Ángeles ... (read more)

Debra Scacco in ZDNet 9.14.18

Artists use AR to display politically-charged art in provocative places
 
Billed as the first truly interactive fine-art augmented reality experience, this may be the birth of a new medium
By Greg Nichols | September 14, 2018 -- 11:40 GMT (04:40 PDT) | Topic: Virtual Reality
Politically-charged art has been cropping up in provocative locations around the world over the past few weeks. An immigration-themed installation near the Statue of Liberty and a floating sculpture along the Rio Grande that memorializes a woman shot ... (read more)

Debra Scacco in Pasadena Now 9.11.18

"La Reina" Exhibition Debuts at Descanso on Sunday
 
Descanso Gardens Explores LA's Relationship with Water in "La Reina De Los Angeles," A New Show Debuting at the Sturt Haaga Gallery, September 17, 2018-January 2019
From STAFF REPORTS
Published : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 4:48 PM
Without the Los Angeles River, there would quite simply be no Los Angeles. La Reina de Los Ángeles, a new exhibit opening at Descanso Gardens’ Sturt Haaga Gallery on Sept. 17, will present a discussion of our current ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in group show at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 8.25.18

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System
 

On view: August 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Where: Brown Foundation Gallery
Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System features work by artists from across the nation that addresses the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the prison-industrial complex. Representing the full range of contemporary art production made in the studio and the social realm, the exhibition includes artworks that take social justice issues as a subject matter; and position the prison and ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in group exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 8.23.18

Here

October 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Opening reception: October 21, 2 – 5 PM

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to announce Here, a group exhibition examining the shifting physical and geographical boundaries, along with conceptual and imagined boundaries and boundlessness, in and around Los Angeles.

Boundaries contain an inherent paradox. As political theorist William E. Connolly suggests in his book The Ethos of Pluralization, “Boundaries provide pre-conditions of identity, individual agency, and collective action; but they also close off possibilities of ... (read more)

Surface of a Sphere reviewed in 2-TIMES 8.16.18

2-TIMES · Art
‘Surface of a Sphere’
@ Klowden Mann,
Los Angeles

“Abstraction is not a
withdrawal from the
world but rather its
keen embrace.”

Curated by:
Daniel Gerwin.

‘Surface of a Sphere’:
Considers how far  contemporary artists  have traveled since  modernism’s exploration  of space & objecthood,  revisiting and extending  the legacy of shaped  painting while generating  new possibilities.

“... concerned primarily
with interactions of form
and color in space.”

Artists presented:
· Loren Britton
· Martha Clippinger
· Daniel Gerwin
· Justine Hill
· Tomashi Jackson
· Nick Kramer
· Fabienne Lasserre
· ... (read more)

Andrea Chung interview in British Council 8.15.18

Americas IN Britain–NHS 70th Anniversary
By Dr. Marsha Pearce, Education & Curator, University of West Indies
15 August 2018 - 10:12
#UpsideDownHistory Part Two: National Health Service
INSTAGRAM RESIDENCY WINNER MARSHA PEARCE BLOGS ABOUT CURATING THE SECOND SERIES OF IMAGES FOR THE BRITISH COUNCIL “AMERICAS IN BRITAIN” ART PROJECT
With my use of work by Jamaican poet Louise Bennett-Coverley – specifically her poem “Colonisation in Reverse” – as a curatorial framework for the 2018 Americas IN Britain Caribbean Edition project, I could not help ... (read more)