Rodrigo Valenzuela in KCRW 3.17.20

Having an exhibition on view during gallery closures
 

by Lindsay Preston Zappas
At first, galleries were canceling public openings and events, while leaving exhibitions available to the public, and promising sanitized surfaces and safe distances. But just days later, throughout L.A., museums and galleries started closing or switching to appointment-only.
A couple of weeks ago, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition Journeyman opened at Klowden Mann Gallery. Now the exhibition is closed to the public, but still available to view by appointment.
The exhibition ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in The New American 2.28.20

California Artist Features John Birch Society History
Written by  Steve Byas
Monday, 17 February 2020
Katie Herzog, a Los Angeles-based artist and director of the Molesworth Institute, has prominently featured some notable history of The John Birch Society (JBS) in a recent exhibition of her work. (The JBS is the parent organization of The New American.)
While it is highly unlikely that Herzog intended her art to be complimentary of the JBS, the artwork does recall some of the work of the JBS in ... (read more)

Katie Herzog reviewed in Los Angeles Times 2.12.20

Review: George W. Bush is her ‘blue boy.’ How artist Katie Herzog throws some serious shade

 
By CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT | ART CRITIC 

FEB. 12, 2020 | 9:43 AM

The first image you’ll see in Katie Herzog’s exhibition of recent work is her copy of the infamous self-portrait of George W. Bush, the former president of the United States who is now a Sunday painter, taking a shower. Herzog made just one small alteration: Her portrait is painted entirely in a chilly range ... (read more)

Christine Frerichs reviewed in Artforum 2.1.20

February Issue

Christine Frerichs
KLOWDEN MANN
By Suzanne Hudson
Christine Frerichs's "interior portraits" are diminutive, closely observed paintings on paper that frame her home and studio, sites of domesticity and labor. They are much smaller than the canvases on which she has often worked, whose larger scales summon landscapes and climates as well as emotions. Indeed, she began making the pieces shown here under the exhibition title "Viewfinder" in 2018 as interim compositions of light and mood, adjacent to the other work; they are ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in KCRW 1.23.20

Katie Herzog at Klowden Mann

Jan 21 - Jan 28

Klowden Mann

6023 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States

On view: January 18–February 22
In the middle of Katie Herzog’s exhibition, Yankee Candle, a slumped voting booth made of soft canvas looks like an unassuming stuffed toy. The piece, Voting Booth Soft Sculpture, sets up the thesis of the exhibition: democracy is falling apart. The John Birch Society, an early alt-right organization, published a set of ideological texts called One ... (read more)

Rebecca Farr in Riot Material 5.30.19

Into The Mythic With Rebecca Farr’s Animal Love Thyself
 
MAY 30, 2019
BY ELLEN C. CALDWELL

at Klowden Mann (through June 15)
When I wrote about Rebecca Farr’s fourth solo exhibit in November of 2016, I said it was everything. I saw the show immediately following the 2016 presidential election and Farr’s show created a nurturing embrace and a place for soul-and nation-searching. In her fifth solo exhibit at Klowden Mann, Animal Love Thyself, Farr’s exhibition again feels like ... (read more)

George Melrod reviews David Lloyd’s 365 A Year of Drawing 5.18.19

DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES
“365 A Year of Drawing:” A Diary of Aesthetic Discovery
By George Melrod
David Lloyd at Klowden Mann
January 5 – February 9, 2019
6023 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA, 90232
http://klowdenmann.com/
Los Angeles painter David Lloyd has described his work as examining the ridiculous and the sublime in equal measure, and over the course of his 30-plus-year career his work has never shied away from that improbable balancing act. Never one to fit neatly within any easy label, ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Art Viewer 5.4.19

Morgan Mandalay at Klowden Mann
 
May 4, 2019

Artist: Morgan Mandalay
Exhibition title: Bad Sin Frutas
Venue: Klowden Mann, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, US
Date: March 29 – May 11, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Klowden Mann, Culver City
Klowden  Mann  is  proud  to  present  Chicago-based  artist  Morgan  Mandalay’s  first  solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Bad Sin Frutas. The show will be on view from March 30th to May 4th, 2019, with an opening reception on ... (read more)

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 · in

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 ... (read more)