Kimberly Brooks Panel with Poet and Artist Robert Montgomery – Ace Hotel Los Angeles

-THE DO ART FOUNDATION & ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN L.A.

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-

ROBERT MONTGOMERY: L.A. BILLBOARD EXHIBITION

ART ABOVE THE STREETS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MONTGOMERY

Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2014 (ongoing, billboard locations throughout L.A.) Panel Discussion With The Artist: Monday, June 3oth, 7pm-1.30am, hosted by Artist Kimberly Brooks.

The Do Art Foundation, in collaboration with Art Share L.A., & Ace Hotel Downtown L.A., are immensely excited to present Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery.

Renowned British text artist Robert Montgomery draws significantly from examples of mass communication & public interventionist strategy, to create powerful, achingly melancholic works, within the post-situationist & conceptual art traditions.

Often monochromatic, Montgomery’s billboard compositions encompass fragments of memory & nostalgia, narrative & conjecture, dream & love, journey & revelation, yearning, & imagining. Considered works of welcomed intimacy & collective enquiry, Montgomery has held major exhibitions across Europe & Asia of his billboard poems, light installations, woodcuts, & watercolours.

Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland, in 1972. Studying at the Edinburgh College of Art & then within the core program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Montgomery has lived & worked in London, ever since 1999. He is also the Associate Publisher of British cultural magazine, Dazed & Confused.

www.robertmontgomery.org

Above The Streets: Robert Montgomery, is Montgomery’s inaugural Los Angeles exhibition, & is the largest public collection of his work to date. Montgomery has created fifteen new & original, site-specific works, which will be exhibited at assorted billboard locations, throughout the City Of Los Angeles. These will all be explored in a panel discussion upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown L.A., hosted by Artist Kimberly Brooks.

About Kimberly Brooks:

Kimberly Brooks is a Contemporary American Painter, Innovator, Technologist & Writer. As a painter, she has held numerous solo exhibitions across the United States, & has been showcased in juried exhibitions including curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts, & the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the founding editor of the Arts & Science sections of the Huffington Post, & created Art Meets Science to which she still contributes. She is the creator also of Imageblog, a curated stream of images from artists contributing from around the world. Brooks received her BA at UC Berkeley and studied painting at Otis and UCLA. Brooks currently lives in Los Angeles.

www.kimberlybrooks.com

About Do Art Foundation:

1

The Do Art Foundation is an L.A. based non-profit organisation that develops inspiring artistic projects and programs with & for the public realm to bring creative insight & develop awareness within our contemporary culture.

www.doartfoundation.org

About Art Share L.A. -

Art Share L.A. is a sanctuary for the arts in downtown LA. Maintaining a 28,000 sq-ft warehouse in the heart of the arts district, Art Share maintains both 30 subsidised live/work lofts for artist, & a community-programmed facility offering classes, exhibitions & events.

www.artsharela.org

Art Above The Streets: An Evening With Robert Montgomery, will occur upstairs at The Ace’s rooftop.

About Ace Hotel:

Ace Hotel reinvents urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the history & geography of the buildings we inhabit, & let these guide us to someplace fresh & familiar. Ace is the low card & the high card. For more information go to: acehotel.com.

www.acehotel.com/losangeles

For all media inquiries, please contact: press.dtla@acehotel.com

For additional information, please contact:

Carmen Zella, Executive Director, Do Art Foundation:

carmen@doartfoundation.org & +1 310 406 5055

Kingston Trinder, Creative Director, Do Art Foundation:

hello@kingstontrinder.com & +1 323 542 3307 For all social media, please visit the following: ROBERT MONTGOMERY:

Robert Montgomery Artist On Facebook

@MontgomeryGhost on Twitter

@robertmontgomeryghost on Instagram

www.robertmontgomery.org

KIMBERLY BROOKS:

@artistkimberlyb on Twitter @artistkimberlyb on Instagaram

THE DO ART FOUNDATION:

Ace Hotel Downtown L.A. & theatre is located within the historic United Artists

Building at 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015.

2

Do ArT Foundation on Facebook @DoArtFoundation on Twitter @DoArtFoundation on Instagram #DoArtFoundation www.doartfoundation.org

ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN L.A:

@acehotel #acedtla

REVIEW: “I Notice People Disappear” by Elizabeth Sobieski

By Elizabeth Sobieski
The Venice based artist Kimberly Brooks’ one woman show opened at Arthouse 429, West Palm Beach, Florida on February 6 (on view through March 6) and is entitled “I Notice People Disappear”. I have noticed an extraordinary metamorphosis in Brooks’ paintings over the last three or four years, since first admiring her work at LA’s Taylor De Cordoba Gallery. Her older highly figurative works, while masterfully wrought, didn’t possess the intriguing haunted quality, the almost Orientalist mystery of these new paintings. While she references art history and her own personal voyages, both through her complex interior life (Catch Kimberly Brooks’ TedTalk on ‘The Creative Process in 8 Stages’!) and her extensive global travels, especially in South Asia, Brooks’ oil-on-linen paintings are completely fresh, startlingly free. The Banquet displays a uniquely telescoped room, where almost ghostly figures are seated and standing. Pink Salon is a revelation, another interior space, but this one containing a single figure, a woman perched on a grand Regency-type sofa, somehow isolated amidst precious objects. Who are these people? They have no facial features, but their costumes and movements tell us much. The viewer doesn’t see the details, but somehow we know the carpet is the finest Persian and the background painting is a masterpiece. It’s an unusual juxtaposition, but the Blue Drawing Room feels both opulent and spiritual. Smaller works seem to evoke fading portraits made during the time of the British Raj. While we see only fragments, they are fragments of luxury…and somehow fragments of loss, a lost time and people no longer here. People who have disappeared.
——-Kimberly Brooks——-
I Notice People Disappear
Curated by Bruce Helander
Arthouse 429 Gallery
429 25th Street
​West Palm Beach, Fl
Above Image “Blue Salon”32x40in Oil Linen
 03_PortraitofArjun20x16inOilonLinen_KimberlyBrooks
“Portrait of Arjun”
20x16in
Oil on Linen
06_KimberlyBrooksTheBanquet60x48inOilLinen
“The Banquet”
60 x 48 in
Oil on Linen
PinkSalonSM2

“Pink Salon”

                                                36x46in
                                           Oil on LinenElizabeth Sobieski was a Contributing Editor for The Art Economist Magazine. She is a novelist and screenwriter who writes regularly for the Huffington Post and Jean Knows Cars.