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)

George Melrod reviews David Lloyd’s 365 A Year of Drawing 5.18.19

DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES
“365 A Year of Drawing:” A Diary of Aesthetic Discovery
By George Melrod
David Lloyd at Klowden Mann
January 5 – February 9, 2019
6023 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA, 90232
http://klowdenmann.com/
Los Angeles painter David Lloyd has described his work as examining the ridiculous and the sublime in equal measure, and over the course of his 30-plus-year career his work has never shied away from that improbable balancing act. Never one to fit neatly within any easy label, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in the Bay Area Reporter 5.15.19

Whose paradise?
by Sura Wood
Tuesday May 14, 2019

The legacy of European colonialism, its damage to indigenous populations in the Caribbean, and its lingering wounds and influence inform "Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox," a new exhibition with an intriguingly original premise. Now at the Museum of the African Diaspora, it features the work of 10 contemporary artists connected or native to the region, hailing from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. To varying degrees and in ... (read more)

Andrea Chung on KWMR Radio 5.14.19

Caribbean America to Slave Trade
by R. Gallyot
KWMR
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Morgan Mandalay in Art Viewer 5.4.19

Morgan Mandalay at Klowden Mann
 
May 4, 2019

Artist: Morgan Mandalay
Exhibition title: Bad Sin Frutas
Venue: Klowden Mann, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, US
Date: March 29 – May 11, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Klowden Mann, Culver City
Klowden  Mann  is  proud  to  present  Chicago-based  artist  Morgan  Mandalay’s  first  solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Bad Sin Frutas. The show will be on view from March 30th to May 4th, 2019, with an opening reception on ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles 5.1.19

Morgan Mandalay at Klowden Mann
 
May 1, 2019
Text by Matt Stromberg
Bad Sin Frutas, Morgan Mandalay’s first L.A. solo show at Klowden Mann, suggests trouble in paradise. Across several canvases that combine elements of still life and landscape, Mandalay portrays a once Edenic garden as a tortured, contested space. In And forgive us our trespasses (2019), flames lick the gnarled branches of a tree, while lemons and two freshly-caught trout hang from it’s limbs. Meanwhile, a ghostly hand reaches ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay in Artillery 4.24.19

MORGAN MANDALAY
by Annabel Osberg ·
April 24, 2019 · in

Morgan Mandalay's paintings of tainted jungle paradises are radiant with color and lush verdure, yet they bloom with inklings of mortality. Dead fishes hang amid the umbrage of burning orchards where cadaverous human arms emerge from lurid thickets. Figs and oranges putrefy on snake-inhabited trees thronged by swarms of insects. In Rotten Core (2019, pictured above), ruffled ravens querulously caw in apparent protest of some unseen interloper having just killed the man whose lifeless feet ... (read more)

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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