Andrea Chung in Art and Cake 9.28.19

Andrea Chung, A Litany for Survival, Only to meet nothing that wants you, Klowden Mann; Image courtesy of the gallery
Andrea Chung at Klowden Mann

Andrea Chung: …Only to meet nothing that wants you
Klowden Mann, Culver City
through October 12
Written by Shana Nys Dambrot
A lot of what Andrea Chung does in her work — like, how she makes it and what she makes it with — presents as traditional, even quaint in a way. Cyanotypes and their distinctive blue hue and precise yet ... (read more)

Alexandra Wiesenfeld in LA Weekly 9.19.19

STUDY UP ON CONTEMPORARY ART AT L.A.’S COLLEGE-AFFILIATED GALLERIES
 
by Lisa Beebe
September 19, 2019
Now that school is back in session, a plurality of impressive campus art galleries are in full swing as well, offering everything from current students’ works in progress, to sociopolitical exhibitions, to solo shows by emerging artists, to explorations of prominent artists’ cultural impact. We checked in with 16 college-affiliated art galleries to find out about what they have planned for the new semester. As in ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Art Daily 8.30.19

Robert Lazzarini, chain-link fence (torn), 2012.

USF Contemporary Art Museum presents The Return of the Real: Robert Lazzarini and Rodrigo Valenzuela
 
TAMPA, FLA.- In an era increasingly dominated by fabricated fears, alternative facts and fake news, the artists Robert Lazzarini (U.S., b. 1965) and Rodrigo Valenzuela (Chile, b. 1982) rearrange, reconstruct and ultimately distort reality in order to question its most fundamental premises. Their two-person exhibition, The Return of the Real, illustrates, among other things, how the real is made up ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in LA Weekly 8.23.19

Rodrigo Valenzuela, Installation view of General Song, 2018 (Klowden Mann)

BEST OF L.A. ARTS: ARTIST RODRIGO VALENZUELA
 
SHANA NYS DAMBROT
AUGUST 23, 2019

Don’t let the imposing sculptural installations and nested layers of in-camera spaces and arrayed objects fool you, Rodrigo Valenzuela is a photographer. While he often generates large-scale, labor-intensive scenes and motifs in the studio — tableaux constructed of mixed media structures of paper, plaster, metal and paint — all of this is done in the ultimate service of photography. Except ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Oregon Live 8.23.19

11 Portland art exhibits to freshen up your fall

 

By Briana Miller | For The Oregonian/OregonLive

New shows this fall showcase the work of (clockwise, from top left): Noritaka Tatehana, Jeremy Okai Davis, Brenda Mallory and Rodrigo Valenzula.

The fall art season kicks off with solid offerings that include the Portland2019 Biennial at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival, followed by city-wide programming around the second annual Portland Textile Month in October.
Galleries and art ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Hyperallergic 7.29.19

Andrea Chung, “Proverbs 12:22” (2019), Sugar, beads, rice, herbs, spices, and paper, Site-Specific Installation (Courtesy of the artist)
 
A Caribbean Present Steeped in a Colonial Past

 
In Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, ten artists explore the implications of colonialism’s violent legacy.
by Zoe Samudzi
July 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox seeks to understand the enduring legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of ten contemporary artists. The ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in BLOUIN ARTINFO 6.29.19

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s “Screen Series” at New Museum, New York

 
BY BLOUIN ARTINFO | JUNE 28, 2019

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s work is part of the exhibition series “Screen Series” at the New Museum in New York. The exhibition is on view through July 14, 2019.
Rodrigo Valenzuela, in his videos and photo-based works, addresses issues and experiences common to working-class people living in the United States. A special focus of his work are the new immigrants who come to the United States, especially people ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela featured in Harper’s Magazine 6.27.19

Findings
By Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
July 2019 issue
Among a million species now threatened with extinction, marine species are disappearing at twice the rate of terrestrial species, and British hedgehogs are in decline, possibly owing to a loss of hedges. An international team of scientists proposed that China could switch to carbon-negative electricity production through the use of coal; the United Kingdom, where 70 percent of asthma inhalers produce high levels of CO2 emissions, could achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 at a cost of 1 ... (read more)

Bettina Hubby featured in LA Weekly 6.26.19

ART PICK: THE VISION BOARD SHOW AT KOPEIKIN GALLERY
 
SHANA NYS DAMBROT JUNE 26, 2019
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what in the world artists are thinking, The Vision Board Show is a chance to find out. Curated by Elizabeth Valdez, an artist herself and a believer in the power of creative visualization, this pageant of mixed media experimentation brings together dozens of artists — the majority of whom do not usually work in or exhibit anything like collage — to storyboard the ... (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)