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)

Cooper Johnson reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s General Song in Artillery 5.2.18

Klowden Mann
by Cooper Johnson
Named after Pablo Neruda’s epic poem on the history of the Americas, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s own “General Song” harmonizes with its Lantinx perspective; his two series of photographs, “Barricades” and “Masks,” confront social issues like immigration and revolt while meditating on the medium of photography.
The primer-white and paint-chipped scenes of “Barricades” exist in simultaneous construction and dismantling, both in material and in concept. The foreground objects of “Barricades” build off, and extend into, a large ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in group exhibition at PNCA 2.1.18

Feb 1, 2018 11:00 AM – Apr 14, 2018 6:00 PM
The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA is pleased to present NEW FEELINGS.
Public Hours Monday - Saturday // 11:00am - 6:00pm
A transformative Play and Discourse on Photography from a Diasporic Perspective. With the artists: Hassan Hajjaj, Ayana V. Jackson, Admire Kamudzengerere & Rachel Monosov, Mickalene Thomas, and Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Straying from traditions of documentary photography, “New Feelings” focuses on artists exploring staged photography as a ... (read more)

Nancy Popp Screening: Cinema Na Vila Autódromo, Thursday Aug 10th at 7:30pm 8.8.17

Screening at Klowden Mann

Cinema Na Vila Autódromo

Thursday, August 10th 7:30 pm

Cinema na Vila Autódromo (Cinema of Vila Autodromo) is a series of films produced by and about the supporters and residents of Vila Autódromo detailing their struggle against their village's displacement by the developers of Rio de Janiero's 2016 Olympic Village in Barra de Tijuca.

Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Popp presents this screening in conjunction with her and the Museu das Remoções's current installation ... (read more)

Thomas Macker interview with Jackson Hole Community Radio 4.21.17

“Holdout” by Thomas Macker
We spoke with artist Thomas Macker on his latest show, “Holdout”. In his latest exhibit, he uses different materials to explore war propaganda and the ‘holdout’ figure in modern warfare. Thomas’s show will open this Friday at the Center for the Arts.
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Rebecca Farr Artist Talk 11.26.16

DKM: Thank you so much to all you for being here. It’s wonderful to see such a great turnout for Rebecca’s show. Rebecca is one of my favorite humans, and one of my favorite people to talk to about art, and many of you know she’s also the first artist that I worked with when I opened the gallery. My first grader was six weeks old when we did our first studio visit so there’s a lot of history, and ... (read more)

Fredric Koeppel reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela’s Frontiers on The Commercial Appeal 9.22.16

The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art launch the new exhibition season with a pair of shows that approach two contemporary issues. The first, from Chilean-born, Houston-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, is "Frontiers," and the concerns are borders and fences, alien landscapes, exile and the hunger for work and prosperity. The second, "Infoxication," deals with notions of information overload and the pervasive nature of audio and visual technology and social media in contemporary culture. The artist is Ruben Garnica, a recent bachelor of ... (read more)

Sharon Mizota reviews Srijon Chowdhury’s Since The Garden in the Los Angeles Times 9.16.16

Srijon Chowdhury paintings pull you in for a closer look
Srijon Chowdhury’s paintings at Klowden Mann are hard to see. At first glance, they look like deep blue monochromes. On closer inspection, details emerge: folds of cloth, a hand, the glow of a cellphone screen.

With slightly more effort, you can discern murky figures caught in banal but solitary moments: smoking, talking on the phone, just hanging out. These images are somewhat fugitive, submerged in blue shadows and entombed in flickering layers of ... (read more)

QUEUE in LA Weekly 8.4.16

5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 5:51 a.m.
By Catherine Wagley

This week, an artist shows deceptively pretty paintings about censorship in Hollywood, and a brutal ritual plays out in Santa Ana.

Churning mess
Joshua Nathanson, the artist who curated “GRIND” at Various Small Fires, wanted his show to approximate the dysfunction and clutter of 21st-century city life. “The city is a churning mess of ancient/current/future,” he wrote in the ... (read more)

Nancy Popp: Brazil Report-Back at Avenue 50 Studio 7.13.16

Brazil Report-Back
Thursday, July 14th, 7-9pm
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50 Los Angeles 90042

After a two-month artist residency in Brazil from April-June, Nancy Popp will share information on organizing groups, artists and activists she worked with in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and her experience of the Impeachment, the Occupied Schools movement and the resistance to development around the Olympic Village and Villa Autodromo. All are welcome. Refreshments provided.

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