Rodrigo Valenzuela in Contact Sheet 200 1.23.19

Contact Sheet 200: Rodrigo Valenzuela
 
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s work in photography, video, and installation boldly addresses themes of labor, power, and representation. For a Chilean artist living in America, who is making his work at a moment when the 45th President of the United States continues pressing for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the underlying narrative of Valenzuela’s art—of immigration and the struggles of the working class—is as charged as ever.
The title of Valenzuela’s ... (read more)

Rebecca Farr in VoyageLA 1.14.19

Meet Rebecca Farr
 
January 14, 2019
 
Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Farr.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up in a small conservative lumber town in the Central Oregon desert. We were an outsider family of bonafide hippies in a hard-core rodeo culture. I often found my self in lonesome spaces; a queer girl yet to come out even to myself, a vegetarian with hairy legs, a devout spiritualist ... (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)

Bettina Hubby in Be-Art Magazine 12.20.18

“Sponge Puddle” Bronze – Exhibition at Klowden Mann, The Sexual Bronze Show, 2016 – courtesy Klowden Mann

ESTABLISHED ARTIST: Bettina HUBBY
 
By Beatrice Chassepot
December 20, 2018
Born in 1968, in New York, NY
She lives and works in Los Angeles
"I take my humor seriously. I focused intently and took a survey, then plunged deeply and engrossed myself into the grocery aisles to find these pairings and made monuments to my match-made couples’ various proclivities. I honor their diversity and their freedom of expression. ... (read more)

Jamison Carter in VoyageLA 12.3.18

Check out Jamison Carter’s Artwork
 

December 3, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamison Carter.
Jamison, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’ve been making things ever since I can remember. I grew up in Winston Salem, North Carolina during a time when creativity and the arts were a small push against the southern status quo. That landscape gave me a place, ... (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)

Alexandra Wiesenfeld in VoyageLA 11.26.18

Meet Alexandra Wiesenfeld

 
Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandra Wiesenfeld.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I didn’t grow up thinking I would make art, let alone paintings. I certainly hated posing for them, which I did for years for my father. My father was a painter and so is my brother, who was always regarded as the more talented sibling. Though my art making was not encouraged, my hands were restless ... (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)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Artsy Editorial 10.16.18

Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela works with a student during an open studio at UCLA. Photo by Reed Hutchinson. Courtesy of UCLA.

Six Artists Working as Teachers Share the Lessons They’ve Learned
 

Benjamin Sutton
Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Artists’ creativity often extends to the ways they make a living. The most famous may live off their studio practices, but many more cobble together a livelihood from sales of their art, grants, freelance work, and day jobs. For tens of thousands of artists ... (read more)