Meet an Artist Monday: Painter Kimberly Brooks
by Shana Nys Dambrot
L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist?
KIMBERLY BROOKS: I knew I was an artist since I was little. I had a set of markers in kindergarten that I kept incredible care of, and every few years I would get more colors. When I was 13, my father took me to New York’s MoMA, and when I saw Malevich’s White on White I had so many questions and it filled me with determination. That same moment also led my late father, Leonard Shlain, to pen his first book, Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time and Light.
Russian Room, 42 x 36 in., Oil on linen 2018
by Annabel Osborne
Calling all Kimberly Brooks fans: A short time remains to catch “Fever Dreams,” her mid-career survey at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery. More than 20 pieces, from small studies to watercolors on paper to large-scale oil paintings, sketch Brooks’ artistic progression over the past 15 years. Upon entering the gallery, the first paintings you encounter are among her newest and shiniest.
K I M B E R L Y B R O O K S
SEPT 27 – DEC 6, 2018
Mt. San Antonio College,
1100 N. Grand Avenue,
August 28, 2018 | Walnut, CA — The Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery is pleased to present Fever Dreams, a solo exhibition featuring new and small works spanning the career of Los Angeles-based artist KIMBERLY BROOKS,
The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
A medium of communication is not merely a passive conduit for the transmission of information but rather an active force in creating new social patterns and new perceptual realities. – Leonard Shlain, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess