LEONARDO’S BRAIN NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

Leonado’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius is now available in paperback. You can get it here

We also wanted to share highlights from the reviews and the book tour since its publication.

Leonardo’s Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity 

The Original Renaissance Man and His Brain by Professor John Seed

booktour

 2min video from the book tour.

Clockwise from left: Kimberly Brooks, Jordan Shlain, Tiffany Shlain

SIGN UP NOW Spring Master Class with KIMBERLY BROOKS @ OTIS Feb 1 – April 18, 2016

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING: EMERGING ARTIST

Join Artist Kimberly Brooks for this intermediate painting workshop where students will refine their techniques and personal style when approaching the canvas. Students will be exposed to practical techniques involving building different types of grounds, color mixing, and when to employ tightness vs. looseness.  Brooks will share various techniques for embracing every stage in the life cycle of creating a work of art as well as assembling a body of work for exhibition.  With an emphasis on safe studio practices, this class will teach techniques for Oil Painting (used by Rembrandt and Velasquez) that minimize exposure to toxic chemicals.

Prerequisite: drawing and composition, introduction to painting: material and techniques.  First class materials: enrolled students will be given an itemized list of basic painting materials and colors.

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SUMMER: 1 Wk Workshop ANDERSON RANCH in CO, July 6 – 10, 2016

Building Grounds: the fundamentals of oil painting – D0611

Date: Jul 11 – 15, 2016

Skill Level(s): II i

Instructor(s): Kimberly Brooks

Concept:

Setting your artistic exploration free starts with understanding the architecture that makes up the grounds of a painting, whether you are working figuratively, representationally or abstractly. In this workshop, students with basic oil painting experience are exposed to new approaches for composing, including practical techniques, building different types of grounds, color mixing, how to layer and deconstruct, and when to employ tightness versus looseness. Develop techniques for keeping your art as fresh as possible while simultaneously building the scaffolding to create a cohesive body of work through this engaging exploration of painting.

Media & Techniques:

With a strong emphasis on safe studio practices, this class teaches techniques for oil painting used by Rembrandt and Velasquez. We learn to minimize our exposure to toxic chemicals, while at the same time work with traditional painting methods.

Activities:

We explore various materials, build our skills in several painting techniques, and develop many paintings from beginning to end throughout the week. We learn through technical instruction, individual feedback and guided studio time.

Faculty:

Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary painter who blends figuration and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with memory, history and identity. She exhibits nationally, and her work has been showcased in numerous publications and exhibitions including the Whitney Museum, MOMA and California Institute of the Arts.

www.kimberlybrooks.com

Workshop Registration begins January 2, 2016

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ART INSTALLATION March 19 – July 28, The Cooper Building, Los Angeles, CA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KIMBERLY BROOKS: Thread and Bone
MARCH 19 –  extended to July 24th**
Opening Reception: March 19, 5-7 PM

GATEWAY GALLERY at the COOPER DESIGN SPACE
860 S LOS ANGELES STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90014
310.663.1737 info@SAGE-PROJECTS.COM

SAGE Projects and the Do Art Foundation are pleased to present “Thread & Bone”, an installation by Los Angeles – based artist Kimberly Brooks, which examines the intersection of structure and fashion within an architectural space at the historic Cooper Design Building in Downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district.

This site-specific installation transforms the grand entryway of the Cooper Design Building into a spectacle of accoutrement. The giant steel hanging pendant, which was created specifically for this installation, will now be on permanent display. Floor-to-ceiling burlap draperies and industrial concrete columns marry the rawness of the space with the material chosen.  A video piece, and collaged panels integrating memento mori symbology with elements from vintage undergarments, communicate excerpts from Brooks’ portrait series “The Stylist Project.”

This work explores the crescendos and accents that are apparent through layers of paint, and shapes the contours of a complete body of artwork.  Brooks’ installation invites the viewer to examine the artist and her work, by both undressing and zooming in on the most  intimate of details.

Against the backdrop of this large public space, Brooks explores the ever present relationship between fashion and structure through an intimate lens.  Through an examination of paintings from her “Stylist” series, a body of work exploring concepts of fine art and applied art, we journey alongside the artist as her steady microscope selects impressions from her work where the colors, patterns, and gestures, framed independently, are exquisite moments of abstraction.  From the traces of the hand, to the fibers of the brush, skin and bone of the underpainting are gradually unveiled.

Kimberly Brooks is an American Painter who blends figuration and abstraction to focus on a variety of subjects dealing with memory, history and identity.   Her work has been showcased in numerous juried exhibitions including curators from Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Brooks received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and studied painting at UCLA and OTIS. Born in New York, Brooks lives and works in Los Angeles.

This installation is on view through July 24th at Gateway Gallery inside the Cooper Design Space, Downtown Los Angeles, seven days a week. For further information or for press enquiries, please contact Heidi Johnson at 323.204.7246 or heidi@thinkhijinx.   

View Full Installation Here

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