Event Title

Kim Abeles: Art and Activism

Presenter

Kim Abeles

Event Type

Event

Location

Laband Gallery

Start Date

29-10-2010 6:00 PM

Description

Artist's Gallery Walkthrough; Kim Abeles

LA artist Kim Abeles mines the urban environment with a great sense of curiosity. She incorporates both conventional and unorthodox media-from using smog particles to quilting with trash-to explore broad social topics. In her own artistic practice and community collaborations, she uses metaphors and humor to bring our attention to crucial issues such as pollution, gender roles, civil rights, and even traffic.

Abeles was born in Richmond Heights, Missouri in 1952. She received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. The Smog Collector series brought her work to national and international attention in the art world, and mainstream sources such as Newsweek, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, and The Wall Street Journal. She continues to exhibit internationally, including recent projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, and China. She represented the U.S. in both the Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam and the Cultural Centre of Berchem in Antwerp.

A reception was held from 5-7 pm in the Dunning Courtyard.

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Oct 29th, 6:00 PM

Kim Abeles: Art and Activism

Laband Gallery

Artist's Gallery Walkthrough; Kim Abeles

LA artist Kim Abeles mines the urban environment with a great sense of curiosity. She incorporates both conventional and unorthodox media-from using smog particles to quilting with trash-to explore broad social topics. In her own artistic practice and community collaborations, she uses metaphors and humor to bring our attention to crucial issues such as pollution, gender roles, civil rights, and even traffic.

Abeles was born in Richmond Heights, Missouri in 1952. She received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. The Smog Collector series brought her work to national and international attention in the art world, and mainstream sources such as Newsweek, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, and The Wall Street Journal. She continues to exhibit internationally, including recent projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, and China. She represented the U.S. in both the Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam and the Cultural Centre of Berchem in Antwerp.

A reception was held from 5-7 pm in the Dunning Courtyard.