Morgan Mandalay in two-person exhibition at No Place Gallery 11.1.19

Dog & Pony 
Morgan Mandalay and Chloe Seibert
Opening reception: Saturday, October 26th 6-10pm

No Place Gallery
1164 S Front St.
Columbus, OH 43206

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Morgan Mandalay in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles 5.1.19

Morgan Mandalay at Klowden Mann
 
May 1, 2019
Text by Matt Stromberg
Bad Sin Frutas, Morgan Mandalay’s first L.A. solo show at Klowden Mann, suggests trouble in paradise. Across several canvases that combine elements of still life and landscape, Mandalay portrays a once Edenic garden as a tortured, contested space. In And forgive us our trespasses (2019), flames lick the gnarled branches of a tree, while lemons and two freshly-caught trout hang from it’s limbs. Meanwhile, a ghostly hand reaches ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Artillery 4.24.19

MORGAN MANDALAY
by Annabel Osberg ·
April 24, 2019 

Morgan Mandalay's paintings of tainted jungle paradises are radiant with color and lush verdure, yet they bloom with inklings of mortality. Dead fishes hang amid the umbrage of burning orchards where cadaverous human arms emerge from lurid thickets. Figs and oranges putrefy on snake-inhabited trees thronged by swarms of insects. In Rotten Core (2019, pictured above), ruffled ravens querulously caw in apparent protest of some unseen interloper having just killed the man whose lifeless feet protrude ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in LA Times 4.23.19

Morgan Mandalay, "And forgive us our trespasses (detail)," 2019, oil on canvas. (Klowden Mann Gallery)
 
Review: In Morgan Mandalay’s new paintings, life carries on as Eden burns

By CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT | ART CRITIC | APR 23, 2019 | 7:30 AM
 

Nature is doing surprisingly well in 11 new paintings by Morgan Mandalay. Humanity? Not so much.

At Klowden Mann Gallery, the Chicago-based artist’s solo L.A. debut has trees aflame in dark and coagulated landscapes. Fish rot, boughs decay, hanging fruit glows ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Autre 4.19.19

BAD SIN FRUTAS: AN INTERVIEW WITH PAINTER MORGAN MANDALAY

 
text and photographs by Summer Bowie
 

April 19, 2019

Are you staring directly into the mouth of the beast, or are you indeed sitting inside said mouth, observing the surreal landscape below? This is just one of the many visual homonyms that are ever-present in the works of Morgan Mandalay. For his first solo exhibition at Klowden Mann in Los Angeles, the Chicago-based artist has painted worlds that are rife with reference to ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Artspace 6.30.17

Q&A: Morgan Mandalay's SPF15 Gallery Avoids Gentrification By Hosting Exhibitions on Public Beaches

 
By Robert Grand
JUNE 30, 2017

Last week’s solstice made it official, summer is finally here—the time when heading to the beach on a weekend afternoon becomes something of a ritual. If you're on one of San Diego's many beaches one of those afternoons, you might be lucky enough to stumble upon a strange happening: a 10-by-10-foot white canopy surrounded by sculptures buried into the sand, ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Hyperallergic 2.5.16

Itinerant and Off-the-Map Galleries Find a Place in Mexico City’s Material Art Fair

 
by Devon Van Houten Maldonado
February 5, 2016
MEXICO CITY — International art collectors, guzzling mescal and flexing gaudy taste, are descending on this megalopolis, and will leave on Monday with a hangover and something shiny. Meanwhile, behind the silk curtain, an international community of up-and-coming artists and project spaces is coming together for the Material Art Fair, which has established itself as the adolescent alternative to the corporate Zona ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Artforum 5.5.15

CHICAGO
Todd Kelly and Morgan Mandalay
 
LVL3
1542 N Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
April 11–May 10, 2015

Todd Kelly’s and Morgan Mandalay’s works reference paintings that are absent from their two-person exhibition—source material that is circumscribed and effaced rather than explicitly revealed by their respective moves. Kelly’s Still Life after Chardin, 2015, and several others like it are derived from Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s 1763 canvas Brioche, a plucky little morsel that Kelly remixes into ebullient chartreuse and violet ... (read more)