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)

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

RODRIGO VALENZUELA
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

NEW FEELINGS
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

NANCY POPP
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.
Click here to listen to full interview (read more)