Klowden Mann, 2010-2020 7.10.20

Pat and Deb in front of Rebecca Farr’s work at the opening for her show, “Sweet Broken Now” in 2014, photo by Steven Rimlinger
 
Dearest friends,
It turns out that there is no right way to write this letter. Running a gallery is a funny thing—on some level, the work is so constant and the need for optimistic hustling so absurd that you think about closing all the time, and yet on another level the love for the work and your ... (read more)

Jamison Carter selected for Insider’s Picks by artist Christian Rex Van Minnen 5.28.20

CHRISTIAN REX VAN MINNEN
Christian Rex Van Minnen is a painter based in California and is represented by Future Fair exhibitor Richard Heller Gallery.
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Christian Rex van Minnen (born 1980) is an American artist who lives and works in California. van Minnen creates highly detailed paintings, monotypes and sculpture that focus on a layering of both paint and narrative, expanding the potentiality of contrasts in values, textures and emotions. He is represented by Future Fair exhibitor Richard Heller ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Artforum 5.14.20

MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA BENEFIT AUCTION RAISES OVER $450,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, which was forced to lay off staffers and make other cutbacks when it closed temporarily in March because of the Covid-19 crisis, has successfully raised more than $450,000 through an online benefit auction featuring works by black artists from across the globe.
According to a release, after the museum announced the cost-saving measures it was planning to take in order to stay ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in ArtfixDaily 5.13.20

Benefit Auction for San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora Raises Over $450,000
MoAD’s future is looking assuredly brighter after an online auction of work by Black artists from around the world, entitled Diaspora Unite! Artists of African Descent for MoAD, exceeded all expectations and raised over $450,000 for the organization.

Concerned about making ends meet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoAD had announced drastic cost-saving measures in March. An outpouring of support soon followed for the fate of ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Culture Type 5.12.20

Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco Raised $450,000+ in Online Benefit Auction, Helping to Sustain Operations
 
by VICTORIA L. VALENTINE on May 12, 2020 • 10:58 pm
MoAD Executive Director Monetta White reported results of online benefit auction in video message to supporters.

ARTISTS, GALLERIES, AND COLLECTORS answered a call for support and came together to help the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, which has faced a critical funding shortfall since temporarily closing in the wake of ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela selected for Insider’s Picks by Danny Báez 5.7.20

DANNY BÁEZ

Insider’s Picks: Danny is a curator based in New York City. He is the Co-Founder and Director of MECA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Co-Founder and Board Member of the ARTNOIR Collective
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Danny Báez is a regular and normal guy originally from Quisqueya, Dominican Republic. A former Advertising Major at UNAPEC and a Printmaker at Columbia University's LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Báez is now living and ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in Art Now LA 4.18.20

Rodrigo Valenzuela: ‘Journeyman’
Labor Intensive Artistic Practices
by Jody Zellen
Upon entering Klowden Mann‘s gallery space, it is impossible not to be immediately taken by its transformation. For his exhibition Journeyman, Rodrigo Valenzuela has fabricated a raised plywood floor that extends across the entire gallery and into which he has inset ceramic sculptures. These holes are illuminated troughs, scattered across the space as if floor-based skylights. Carefully centered in each cubby-hole is a dark gray three-dimensional work entitled Airstrip (all works 2020) that ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in group show at Super Dutchess 4.8.20

Enter Viewing Room
April 8th - 29th
Dawn Cerny
Carrie Cook
Megan Cotts
Rachel Hellerich
Robert Yoder
HK Zamani
Super Dutchess is pleased to present ENTER VIEWING ROOM, a virtual group show featuring Dawn Cerny, Carrie Cook, Megan Cotts, Rachel Hellerich, Robert Yoder and HK Zamani. While we are inside of our homes for long intervals of the day we zoom in on surfaces and spaces – daydreaming through portals of fantasy. Our bodies transition towards domesticity and they are forced to find stimulation within ... (read more)

Morgan Mandalay for charity 4.2.20

Over the next several months, while we isolate, Morgan Mandalay is hoping to create five new works on paper that he’ll post at the beginning of the month to support five different non-profits. The decided price will be split 60/40 between the non-profit (60%) and me (40%). Feel free to DM Morgan on his instagram if interested in a body of work.
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Catch up with Andrea Chung on our IGTV 3.30.20

Catch up with Andrea Chung

Andrea Chung and Deb Klowden Mann catch up and discuss Andrea’s new series “VEX”, adjusting to the Safer at Home policy, and the balance of making work at home as an artist.
Click here to watch the full video on our IGTV. (read more)