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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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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Rodrigo Valenzuela in Visit Seattle 4.14.19

RODRIGO VALENZUELA
Interview by Brangien Davis.
From the moment you set foot in Seattle, you can feel it: art is everywhere.
The thriving arts scene is a priority in this city—in fact, Seattle has been recognized for having more arts-related businesses and organizations per capita than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., according to Americans for the Arts. Photographer and video artist Rodrigo Valenzuela is one of the contributors to this creative city. Read on for a look at the city ... (read more)

Bettina Hubby on PBS 4.4.19

Ellie Kreneck, L.A. Women, Ambient Overflow, Präsh
 
Season 11 Episode 10 | 28m 48s
A variety of women stare their respective arts including quilting, choreography, epoxy art, as well as an art show of women from L.A.
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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)