ARTILLERY MAGAZINE, RICHARD HOBLOCK BY ANNABEL OSBERG
Richard Hoblock’s recent paintings appear as peekaboo scrims offering tantalizing glimpses into abstruse corners of the artist’s mind. Each of 16 abstractions in the San Francisco-based painter’s show “View from the Cheap Seats” appears non-objective but specific in its approximation of a certain, but not necessarily specifiable, mood or metaphor. Each involves vibrant shapes of indefinite boundaries that variably mingle, mesh, blend, overlap and interlock without any obvious purpose or designation. Yet paradoxically, they don’t appear random; the shapes and forms appear to exist intentionally, occurring for reasons that one doesn’t understand, but doesn’t need to; for like molecular motion or cellular mutation, these images conform to their own fascinating logic; and like a mystified scientist peering through a microscope, one can only observe and try to assimilate whatever information one might absorb through looking.
WHERE ART INSPIRES BEAUTY, RICHARD HOBLOCK AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY
Saturday September 15, 2018, marked the opening of artist Richard Hoblock’s exhibition View From The Cheap Seats at Chimento Contemporary, in the newly opened West Adams gallery. Chimento Contemporary was previously in Boyle Heights, having opened its doors there in September of 2015. The new location at 4480 West Adams Boulevard features Eva Chimento’s signature vibe with bright white walls, white flooring, and ample overhead lighting.
LA WEEKLY, West Adams Is L.A.'s New Gallery Row
In the beginning, there was La Cienega. For a while in the 1960s, the West Hollywood gallery district was the destination center for the Los Angeles art world and beyond. Later, in the 1990s, came Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, then Culver City, and more recently the downtown Arts District. It's a truism in the contemporary art business that you will move to a dope space in a suddenly on-trend part of town more than once during the life of your gallery.
Seattle Pi. Seattle Art Fair 2018, Interview with Eva Chimento of Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles!
Eva Chimento of Chimento Contemporary discusses one of her artist’s amazing conceptual sculptures!
Los Angeles Times, NEWSLETTER, Essential Arts & Culture: Picasso lost and found, Bernstein at the Bowl, Estefans on stage, Trump baby by CAROLINA A. MIRANDA
Times contributing reviewer Sharon Mizota has been doing the white cube thing. This week, she checks out a show by Young Joo Lee at Ochi Projects that explores how the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea has become a nature preserve of sorts. She also examines a show of paintings by Forrest Kirk at Chimento Contemporary that serve as “indictments of police violence.”
Los Angeles Times, Review, Police, violence and an artist who paints to provoke by sharon mizota
A raw rage runs through Forrest Kirk’s paintings of police officers at Chimento Contemporary’s new space in West Adams. The provocative images are indictments of police violence, attributing it to racism and an obsession with power. The techniques Kirk uses are sometimes ham-fisted, but the same could be said for the subjects he portrays.
Los Angeles Times, Datebook, forrest kirk, “body count,” at Chimento Contemporary by Carolina A. Miranda
Chimento is marking its move to a new gallery space in West Adams with a show of works by the San Diego-born artist, whose work deals, in hallucinatory ways, with the very real issue of police violence. This includes larger-than-life paintings of police officers brandishing water guns, encircling victims with lassos, and wielding power in nightmarish ways.
Los ANgeles Times, Datebook, David Donald Sutherland and Chas Schroeder, “Affinity and Distance,” at Chimento Contemporary by Carolina A. MirAnda
This two-person show features the work of a pair of emerging young artists who employ paint in distinct, yet complementary ways. There is Sutherland, who creates smooth, super-flat surfaces consisting of crisp pools of paint. Schroeder, in the meantime, mixes material and technique, creating abstractions that feature solid blocks of acrylic color against bits of spray and transparent, watery shades.
art and cake, Kim Schoenstadt and Cole Case at Chimento Contemporary by Jody Zellen
Kim Schoenstadt is interested in architecture, perspective and point of view. To that end, she makes works that appear flat and dimensional simultaneously. In her prize winning installation at the 2018 Volta NY art fair, she invited viewers to participate in the creation of the work by adding blue string perspective lines that emanated from a wall drawing— combining line drawings of municipal architecture from all over the world— to other parts of the booth. The finished work became an entanglement of criss-crossing lines that hindered movement within the space.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL, Kim Schoenstadt 24 Mar — 5 May 2018 at the Chimento Contemporary in Los Angeles, United States
Chimento Contemporary presents Kim Schoenstadt’s second solo exhibition at the gallery opening March 24 and Kim Schoenstadt’s solo booth at Volta NY March 7-11, 2018.
Fresh off the final US iteration of Now Be Here in Washington, D.C., the project that photographs female identifying artists en mass, Schoenstadt tackles the relationship between situational context and individual perspective in a series of new mixed media works. Continuing to explore human impulses and issues behind our built environment through her signature language of symbolic architecture and spatially engaged installation, Schoenstadt has devised a body of work addressing the tensions between context (cultural and greater sociopolitical relations) and perspective (subjective individual view). Her new works lean out from the wall to claim sculptural space with delicate suspension.
Be-Art Magazine, CONGRATULATIONS: to Kim Schoenstadt at Chimento Contemporary by Beatrice Chassepot
As part of the award, The Current will acquire a substantial work from Schoenstadt’s oevre and provide a residency at their studio space at BahaMar in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas. ChimentoContemporary, Los Angeles, presented the work at VOLTA NY.
Hyperallergic, Artists Share Their Studio Playlists by Matt Stromberg
Chimento Contemporary hosts a live recording of artist Pia Pack’s podcast What Artists Listen To, with Zeal Harris, Alexandra Grant, Shizu Saldamando, and Cole James.
Art-making can often be a solitary process, with hours spent toiling away without any human interaction. But the one companion that many artists have throughout their workday is music, and a constant stream of soul, punk, hip-hop, or cumbia can fill a lonely studio with voices and vitality.
KCRW, 5 design things to do this week by Karen Bruckner
Perhaps best known for her Now Be Here series which photographs large groups of female identifying artists, Venice-based artist Kim Schoenstadt works in the intersection of the physical and virtual, exploring the tension between the larger cultural context and subjective individual perspective.
Artillery Magazine, FROM SEA TO SHINING ART by Genie Davis
Ending in DTLA on Anderson Street in the notorious Boyle Heights district, things were jumping a little more, with more of everything. Chimento Contemporary showed Kim Schoenstadt and Cole Case.
Kim Schoenstadt Wins Inaugural VOLTA NY x Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current
New York: March 11, 2018: Amanda Coulson (VOLTA Artistic Director), John Cox (Creative Director at Baha Mar), Saul Ostrow (independent curator, New York) and Uli Voges (Co-Founder VOLTA art fairs) selected Kim Schoenstadt as the inaugural recipient of the Baha Mar Art Prize & Residency, presented by The Current. As part of the award, The Current will acquire a substantial work from Schoenstadt’s oevre and provide a residency at their studio space at BahaMar in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas. Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, presented the work at VOLTA NY.
“The responsibility of me and my team to create an authentic creative impact for Baha Mar is enormous, and I don’t take it lightly,” commented Cox, following the announcement. He noted Baha Mar, “has been very supportive in promoting culture — Bahamian culture, visual culture — and they did not hesitate when we wanted to participate in VOLTA, nor did they hesitate when we wanted to take it a step further to initiate this prize.”
ArtScene, Volta artists tackle environmentalism, immigration and US policy by GABRIELLA ANGELETI
A stone’s throw from the Armory Show, the Volta New York fair at Pier 90 (7-11 March) aims to appeal to a younger demographic. The eleventh edition features 85 international galleries, non-profits and artist-run spaces, including 31 first-time exhibitors. Some past dealers like Marc Straus, Ryan Lee and Shin Gallery of New York have “graduated” to the adjacent Armory Show this year (also owned by Vornado Realty Trust), which is “always excellent news, as it both confirms our eye for emerging talent and [allows] us to invite fresh positions”, the fair’s artistic director, Amanda Coulson, who launched the Basel-born fair in New York in 2008, told The Art Newspaper.
New american Paintings, juried exhibitions-in-print, issue #133, CHRIS FINLEY
My portrait paintings feature zoomed-in, twisted iterations of weightlifters caught in the moment of extreme strain while performing Olympic-style events: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch involves lifting a barbell overhead from the ground in one continuous move. The Clean and Jerk consists of two movements, lifting the bar from floor to shoulders and then overhead.
VoyageLA, Meet Eva Chimento of Chimento Contemporary in Boyle Heights
The heart of our mission at VoyageLA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of East LA’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble-rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out East LA’s rising stars below.
Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours, Talia Shipman’s “Meet Me in the Middle” at Chimento Contemporary by Bill
Talia Shipman’s exhibition, Meet Me in the Middle, at Chimento Contemporary, toys with expectations and a very specific color palette to deliver both a celebration and a critique of human-made objects, all in the form of a desert-mirage-like, immersive installation.
HYPERALLERGIC: MICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINEMICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINE BY ELISA WOUK ALMINO
From a stained-glass pavilion to vibrant murals, LA commuters will encounter art from the street to ground levels. One doesn’t generally associate Los Angeles with public transportation, but in recent years the city has been upping its game. In preparation for the 2028 Olympic games, the Metro plans on radically expanding the railway system. In 10 years, according to Los Angeles Curbed, it could be “the nation’s second most extensive rail system — second only to New York.”
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: TALIA SHIPMAN13 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
Chimento Contemporary is pleased to co-present the first solo exhibition of Talia Shipman’s multidisciplinary works with Back Gallery Project from Vancouver. Combining elements of photography, video, and installation, Meet Me In The Middle focuses on pressing social issues in a visually robust manner. Through this project, Shipman is able to construct a necessary conversation about the state of our precarious world.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: MARGARETHE DREXEL14 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
On August 3, 1811, two mountain goat hunters and two silk ribbon fabricants penetrated the pristine white peak of the Jungfrau for the first time with a black flag. Unfortunately the flag was too small to be seen from the valley below and so nobody believed them, forcing them to reascend the Jungfrau the following year with a larger red wax cloth.
ART AND CAKE: TALIA SHIPMAN, MARGARETHE DREXEL AND THE CURATED LOO AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY PARICK QUINN
As the Los Angeles arts scene reinvents itself once again, Boyle Heights is currently the most exciting and controversial arts district in the city. Take a drive down Anderson Street and you’ll pass not only some of the best galleries in town, but also some of the biggest – massive industrial venues with rooms the size of sound stages.
In contrast, Chimento Contemporary is a wonderful example of the notion that “less is more.” Though small in scale compared to its neighbors, Chimento features a main showroom and an adjacent side room as well as what is easily the cleverest project space in town, a functioning restroom that houses regularly curated group shows. The relatively new gallery has already gained a reputation for mounting noteworthy exhibits. This month’s show is no exception.
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KIM SCHOENSTADT ON PANEL OF ME TOO - ART AND FEMINISM NOW AT ARENA GALLERY 1, SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH 1-3PM
Artists often use their creations as a sort of reflecting device that mirrors and focuses attention on social and political change. Carrying these thoughts forward, on Saturday, January 27th 2018 a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held from 1-3pm at the Santa Monica Art Studios.
We will gather as artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers and more to help discuss ideas on how to build a path forward. Kathleen McHugh, Chair Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, will be moderating the panel discussion.
LA MAGAZINE: AN EARLY LOOK AT ALL THE ARTWORK COMING TO THE CRENSHAW METRO LINE FEATURING KIM SCHOENSTADT
L.A.-based artist Kim Schoenstadt references both iconic buildings (look for a shout-out to the Forum when the art is in place) and lesser-known structures in the area. The architecture love extends to the blue “snap lines,” which represent a place’s timeline as well as the phone lines, traffic markings, and, now, train tracks that bisect the area.