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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Megan Cotts in VoyageLA 4.1.19

Meet Megan Cotts

 
Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Cotts.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My mother is an animator and my father a cinematographer. I grew up making things for every occasion. My mother would require everything to look beautiful, to be decorated, to have an aesthetic touch. Every cake top was a project; every doll needed a hand-made dress. I loved all of it and dove in enthusiastically. I learned ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in The State Press 3.28.19

Photo by Imani Randle | The State Press
Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela poses for a photo near Neeb Hall on campus in Tempe, Arizona, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
 
Herberger Institute lecture series brings visiting artists to ASU
 
Rodrigo Valenzuela and Val Britton visit ASU’s Tempe campus for the 2019 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
By Samia Salahi | 03/27/19 4:27am
Visiting artists lead talks about their recent art pursuits and the development of their creative process through ASU’s ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in VoyageLA 3.4.19

Meet Katie Herzog
 
MARCH 4, 2019
Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Herzog.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born blue. Low apgar. The first image I ever saw was the tattoo on my mom’s breast. As a child, my eyeballs were a playground for me, and I enjoyed spending time experiencing vision. A friend of my mom’s was in prison and used to send me cartoons she painted ... (read more)

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)

Katie Herzog in New University 2.12.19

REFORMING THE DIGITIZED EXPERIENCE: MFA THESIS EXHIBITION EXPLORES “TERMS OF USE”
 
February 12, 2019 |  Contributing Writer | by: Eashan Reddy Kotha
Visitors of the Contemporary Arts Gallery on Jan. 26 found a glimpse of a few thought-provoking works of art. The space was set for the Critical & Curatorial Studies MFA Thesis Exhibition: “Terms of Use,” curated by Corrie Siegel, and containing the works of Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog and The Archive of the Privatized Experience. Shortly after entering the exhibit, an unusual proposition ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Los Angeles Times 2.11.19

A visitor experiences Alan Nakagawa’s “Rescue” at OCMAExpand — Santa Ana, a piece that includes a video projection of drawn images of the Ku Klux Klan, a hair-drying chair rescued from a beauty salon and audio of Nakagawa's KKK-related anxieties. (Photo by Lauren Hillary)

Temporary OCMAExpand location offers a unique experience for arts lovers

 
By RICHARD CHANG | FEB 11, 2019 | 11:05 AM

Last May, the Orange County Museum of Art made a big splash with the unveiling of models and plans for ... (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)