LOS ANGELES TIMES: DATEBOOK: OBJECTS THAT REMIX AFRICAN AND AMERICAN, PAINTINGS OF SHANGRI-LA, PETER SAUL BEFORE HE WAS POP BY CAROLINA A. MIRANDA

“Straight Outta Bushwick,” at Chimento Contemporary. Organized by Patricia Hamilton, who used to run New York’s Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, this exhibition brings together a selection of works by artists from the Schweitzer/David Gallery in Brooklyn, from a neighborhood that has been a hotbed of arts activity for just over six years. 

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ARTDAILY.ORG: PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI CELEBRATED FEMINISM WITH LARGEST PHOTOGRAPH OF SOUTH FLORIDA FEMALE ARTISTS 

305 artists braved the inclement weather to make history. Photo: Amanda Bradley.

305 artists braved the inclement weather to make history. Photo: Amanda Bradley.

MIAMI, FLA.- On the morning of December 10, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt to organize a historic event – Now Be Here #3 – a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists. 305 artists braved the inclement weather to make history. This community gathering comes at a time when issues of gender equality and identity are at the forefront of cultural discourse in the United States.

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SOUTHFLORIDA.COM: SOUTH FLORIDA FEMALE ARTISTS TO UNITE FOR GROUP PORTRAIT AND TO MAKE A FEMINIST STATEMENT BY PHILLIP VALYS

On Saturday, Dec. 10, more than 400 female artists will huddle in front of the Perez Art Museum Miami to shoot a group portrait and celebrate gender equality in the art world. The project, titled "Now Be Here #3," is the brainchild of Los Angeles conceptual artist Kim Schoenstadt, who aims to draw attention to underpaid and underrepresented female artists.

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HUFFINGTON POST: CRITIC’S PICK: THE POWER OF INTIMACY IN ENOC PEREZ’ AND CARLOS ROLON/DZINE’S COLLABORATION AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY LITA BARRIE

Bigger is not always better, although large scale artwork is more attention-grabbing in a fiercely competitive, commercialized art universe. Enormous art fairs, expansive architectural white cube galleries and monumental fabricated art works made in factory-like studios take center stage today. So it is refreshing to find a gem which goes against the trend.

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LA WEEKLY: 5 ART SHOWS TO SEE IN L.A. THIS WEEK BY CATHERINE WAGLEY

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Artists Enoc Perez and Carlos Rolón, both of whom have roots in Puerto Rico, made each object in their current show at Chimento Contemporary together, although not while in the same place. 

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LA WEEKLY: 11 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE IN DOWNTOWN L.A. BY CATHERINE WAGLEY

Back in October we published our 2016 Best of L.A. issue, our annual roundup of everything we love the most in Los Angeles (and there's a lot). Certain neighborhoods have a tendency to perform better than others, and downtown just happens to be brimming with some of the coolest, most award-worthy stuff in the city. Whether you're killing time before a show or making a special trip to sightsee in your own city, here are 11 things to make sure to check out downtown.

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LA TIMES - CULTURE: HIGH & LOW WITH CAROLINA A. MIRANDA: “CARLOS ROLÓN/DZINE AND ENOC PEREZ,” AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY

Rolón, better know as Dzine, and Perez have teamed up for a show that explores immigration, aspiration and identity (partly inspired by the artist's shard roots in Puerto Rico.) 

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HYBERALLERGIC: IN BROOKLYN, 600 WOMEN ARTISTS UNITE FOR A PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTEN CLIFFORD

A group of 600 female artists convened at the Brooklyn Museum for "Now Be Here #2," which has be called the largest group portrait and female-identifying artist in New York.

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ARTNET®NEWS: 600 FEMALE ARTISTS TOOK THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM BY STORM THIS WEEKEND BY RAIN EMBUSCADO

On Sunday morning, at the invitation of the artist Shinique Smith, 600 female and female-identifying artists converged at the Brooklyn Museum for a group photograph.

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LA WEEKLY: CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY: BEST ART SHOWS IN A BATHROOM BY CATHERINE WAGLEY

Like most galleries, Chimento Contemporary has a main room and a smaller space for projects. Unlike most, however, it also has a "Curated Loo" - or art shows in the bathroom.

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ART AND CAKE: SALLY BRUNO: “SURF SKATE SNOW” AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY JACQUELINE BELL JOHNSON

Sally Bruno's solo show SURF SKATE SNOW is up right now at Chimento Contemporary. The show consists of six oil paintings in a whiter than white gallery space. 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: ‘NOW BE HERE’ TAKES A PORTRAIT AND MAKES A GENDER STATEMENT BY JORI FINKEL

LOS ANGELES — A group of 733 female artists gathered on Sunday in the sunny courtyard of the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery for “Now Be Here,” which its organizers call the largest group portrait of working artists taken in this city’s history.

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[ZITININE] BETA: LA'S 9 BEST FEMALE GALLERIST VIA ALLIE POHL BY ADREN SHORE

LA-based conceptual artist Allie Pohl has had it with society’s unrealistic beauty and body standards—for XX and XY chromosome holders and beyond. 

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HUFFINGTON POST: MARC FICHOU'S PLAYFUL INSTALLATION AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY LITA BARRIE

Marc Fichou is a French-born, L.A. based artist who consciously defies categorization. This playful defiance makes Fichou a free spirit in the art world who refuses to be limited by restrictive definitions of what it means to be an artist. 

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ARTNEWS: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Marc Fichou: Outside-In” is on view at Chimento Contemporary in Los Angeles through Saturday, July 9. The solo exhibition presents

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MARC FICHOU "OUTSIDE IN", HUFFINGTON POST

Inter medial artist Marc Fichou’s new installation OUTSIDE-IN at Chimento Contemporary offers the closest thing you can get to a look ...

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DESIGN MIAMI BLOG: "MARC FICHOU: OUTSIDE-IN AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY"

Fichou seeks to achieve a paradoxically solid expression of the fluid mental, creative, neurological process of unending in-between that is human consciousness, using finite tangible forms and imagery.

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ARTILLERY MAGAZINE, MARC FICHOU

Imagine being able to chart the interior of someone’s brain—to witness ideas as they begin to take shape between ecstatically

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FRENCH MORNING, LOS ANGELES, MARC FICHOU 

Marc Fichou se considère comme un artiste « intermédia » – un terme hérité du mouvement d’art contemporain ...

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ARTILLERY: CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY - LAURA LONDON BY ANNABEL OSBERG

Like fairy tales about to reach sinister climaxes, Laura London’s new photographs present spuriously romanticized views of female youth. Each portrait’s idealized setup is tempered by a portentous feeling that something is amiss.

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ARTILLERY: GIRL POWER AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY - LAURA LONDON, COLE CASE AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY BEVERLY WESTERN

Last night found us in Downtown LA at Chimento Contemporary for Laura London’s show. We’ve been following London’s “girls” for quite some time, so we were anxious to see the newest crop of female adolescents usually featured in her work. 

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HUFFINGTON POST: LAURA LONDON: RELOCATION AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY SHANA NYS DAMBROT

Photographer Laura London has a mantra. “Personal, universal; observation, imagination.” Her most indelible images are animated by the meticulous and intuitive calibration of these dynamic dualities.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: WHAT EXACTLY AM I LOOKING AT? THE INTRIGUING WORK OF ARTIST ROY THURSTON BY CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT

Roy Thurston traffics in perceptual ambiguities at the busy intersection of painting and sculpture. The sensation of being in a gallery yet not being quite sure what you’re looking at is strange but rewarding.

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VISUAL ART SOURCE: ROY THURSTON AND MONIQUE PRIETO, CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY, LOS ANGELES PREVIEW BY ANDY BRUMER

It wasn’t until last month that scientists finally “heard,” then graphed the presence of the those remarkably enduring “gravitational waves” which resulted from the collision of two massive black holes in space some 1.3 billion light years away.

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ARTILLERY: KIM SCHOENSTADT BY PETER FRANK

Kim Schoenstadt’s approach to visual art conflates two and three dimensions, crawling up the wall and on the floor, gelling into freestanding objects even as it elaborates on a kind of drawing-in-space that seems at once to leak from and to enmesh the sculptural, even functional, constructions. 

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WALLPAPER* MAGAZINE - OFF THE WALL: KIM SCHOENSTADT'S NEW WORK MASHES UP 2D AND 3D REPRESENTATIONS BY CHARLOTTE JANSEN

Kim Schoenstadt’s research into architecture began almost by accident, waiting for buses in lobbies in Chicago.

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BE-ART MAGAZINE: ESTABLISHED ARTIST SELECTION: LA ARTIST, KIM SCHOENSTADT

"We take the opportunity of that wonderful exhibition at Chimento Contemporaryto highlight excellent Venice-based artist, Kim Schoenstadt."

"Because of the consistency and singularity of her work with a constant evolution to it, Kim Schoenstadt is now part of our Selection of Best Ultimate artists."

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HUFFINGTON POSTKIM SCHOENSTADT’S ARCHITECTURE OF THE MIND BY SHANA NYS DAMBROT

Kim Schoenstadt’sabiding interest in architecture skews toward the interpretive, allegorical, palimpsestically repurposed, aspirational, never-built, and even fictional edifices of the last century.  

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