Rodrigo Valenzuela in Carla 3.18.20

Rodrigo Valenzuela at Klowden Mann
 
March 18, 2020
Text by Matt Stromberg
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s photographs not only look old but also were made using a pre-film process of photo-making called photogravure which lends rich grey-sepia tones to the prints, lending them an august air. His current exhibition at Klowden Mann, Journeyman, features eight of these prints from his Stature series (all works 2020), each capturing an assortment of abstract, concrete forms stacked on one another. The function of the photographed assemblages is ... (read more)

Rodrigo Valenzuela in KCRW 3.17.20

Having an exhibition on view during gallery closures
 

by Lindsay Preston Zappas
At first, galleries were canceling public openings and events, while leaving exhibitions available to the public, and promising sanitized surfaces and safe distances. But just days later, throughout L.A., museums and galleries started closing or switching to appointment-only.
A couple of weeks ago, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition Journeyman opened at Klowden Mann Gallery. Now the exhibition is closed to the public, but still available to view by appointment.
The exhibition ... (read more)

Jamison Carter in group show at LAVC Art Gallery 3.6.20

March 18 - April 23
LAVC Art Gallery
5800 Fulton Ave.
Valley Glen, CA 91401
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Andrea Chung in Hyperallergic 3.6.20

Visiting the 2020 Armory Show Amid Ominous Headlines

 

From art about environmental recklessness to Caribbean post-coloniality, Armory kicked off the spring art fair season in spite of growing coronavirus concerns.

by Dessane Lopez Cassell
March 6, 2020

Amir H. Fallah’s work on view in the Denny Dimin booth as part of Focus at Pier 90, curated by Jamillah James (all photos by Dessane Lopez Cassell for Hyperallergic, unless otherwise stated)

’Tis the season: with Thursday’s public opening of the Armory Show, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung featured in Forbes 3.5.20

Maurizio Cattelan Â©PATRICK MCMULLAN

The Armory Show VIP Preview Opens To Strong Sales, Resilient Collectors
 
By Bettina Zilkha | Contributor
March 5, 2020

The 2020 Armory Show held its VIP preview Wednesday morning at Pier 90 and Pier 94. Founded in 1994, The Armory Show has become an important yearly event for collectors and dealers alike. This year the excitement over high quality art was once again palpable: with a line out the door, collectors were in a shopping mood, and stock market slumps ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in The New American 2.28.20

California Artist Features John Birch Society History
Written by  Steve Byas
Monday, 17 February 2020
Katie Herzog, a Los Angeles-based artist and director of the Molesworth Institute, has prominently featured some notable history of The John Birch Society (JBS) in a recent exhibition of her work. (The JBS is the parent organization of The New American.)
While it is highly unlikely that Herzog intended her art to be complimentary of the JBS, the artwork does recall some of the work of the JBS in ... (read more)

Jonesy featured in Andy Campbell’s Book 2.27.20

Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art
by Andy Campbell
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Morgan Mandalay in Newcity Art 2.27.20

Doubling in the Dark: A Review of Morgan Mandalay at Extase
 
BY RYAN FILCHAK
FEBRUARY 19, 2020
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At Extase, an apartment gallery in Ukrainian Village, six paintings hang in an otherwise unfurnished front bedroom, wherein artist Morgan Mandalay utilizes a primarily drab color palette with pops of yellow and fire red to depict night skies, shrouded figures and dark interiors. In the recessed space of the would-be closet, Mandalay’s stunning “In the Garden of Heripedes” portrays a hunched figure dressed in ... (read more)

Alexandra Wiesenfeld in Art and Cake 2.27.20

Studio Visit: Alexandra Wiesenfeld
 
February 16, 2020

Alexandra Wiesenfeld: The Uncharted Terrain of the Soul

“…the beauty of this world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” ~ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
“Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” ~ Homer, The Iliad

Written by Gary Brewer
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Rebecca Ripple in group show The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography 2.26.20

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