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 featured in Wall Street International 4.19.19

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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 featured in Journal 4.18.19

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Bettina Hubby in Art and Cake 3.3.19

Bettina Hubby is Positively Earnest at Klowden Mann
 
MARCH 3, 2019 AUTHOR

Bettina Hubby: Positively Earnest
through March 23, 2019
Klowden Mann, Culver City
By Shana Nys Dambrot
It’s a mantra, it’s a safe word, it’s a daily affirmation, it’s a compulsion. Whether all of this and more, Bettina Hubby’s bright neon beacon reading “Positively Earnest” is a signal of the artist’s intention to make you feel better — even if that’s not always what you expect ... (read more)

David Lloyd in Art and Cake 1.30.19

David Lloyd, 365: A Year of Drawing at Klowden Mann. Photo curtesy of the gallery.

David Lloyd, 365 – A Year of Drawing
 
At Klowden Mann
Through February 9th
By Jody Zellen
Setting the goal of creating an artwork a day for a year can seem like a revelation at first, a chance to experiment, to change direction. It can also be thought of as a meditation and a way to disassociate from the other aspects of one’s practice. Many artists engage with ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in Culver City News 12.27.18

Artist Cromarty remembered
 
Photos by Gary Kohatsu
By Gary Kohatsu
December 27, 2018
Artist Sarah Cromarty’s art was exhibited at Klowden Mann in the art district of Culver City in December, a tribute to the artist who died at age 37 a month earlier. Her show “Wizards, Healers, Portals and Prophets” was exhibited, from Dec. 1-22. At left, a card and flowers are set up in the gallery window. “She had a style that was unlike any other artist I have ever ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in Hyperallergic 12.21.18

Sarah Cromarty, “Gotcha” (2018)
Remembering Sarah Cromarty’s Painted Portals and Prophets
An exhibition pays tribute to the wondrous vision of a Los Angeles-based artist who died this year at the age of 37.

By Daniel Gerwin
Sarah Cromarty’s clunkily constructed paintings bring to mind John Waters’s succinct analysis of Cy Twombly: “His work kept assholes away.” Incorporating glitter, plastic beads, and stacked cardboard mounted on plywood, her crude, elemental pieces will put off anyone who believes art should look expensive and ... (read more)

Sarah Cromarty in LA Weekly 11.30.18

An Exhibition at Klowden Mann Pays Tribute to Artist Sarah Cromarty

 

By John Knuth | November 30, 2018
Artist Sarah Cromarty died last month. She was 37 years old. This was a blow to the heart of the Los Angeles art community. It was a blow to the cosmos and a blow to the searchers looking for a magical vision beyond what we can see. Klowden Mann Gallery is hosting Wizards, Healers, Portals and Prophets: A Tribute to Sarah Cromarty to celebrate her life, ... (read more)

Jonesy’s PACK in Artforum 10.24.18

Matt Savitsky, Don't Kiss Me. Performance view, Klowden Mann, Culver City, CA, 2018. Photo: Andy Campbell.

PACK MENTALITY
 
October 24, 2018 • Culver City • Andy Campbell on “Jonesy’s Pack” fashion show

“I’M A LESBIAN RODEO CLOWN,” crowed Lex Vaughn. “My mom was a dick-puncher, and my dad was an ass-muncher.” Besides breaking biography as a genre, Vaughn, whose comic timing is only superseded by her charm, expertly played the part of emcee this week at Jonesy’s fashion-show-performance-cum-exhibition, titled “Jonesy’s Pack.” ... (read more)