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In a Painting Storm

Works in progress, deep thoughts about and parts of paintings by artist Kimberly Brooks.
All works are by the artist unless otherwise credited.
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‘If a Poet Writes About Herself in the Bathtub, and No One is Around to Care, Can She Still Call It a Poem?’ — Marie Marandola after ‘Gilded Cage’ . .
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
A post shared by kimberly brooks (@kimberlybrooksartist) on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:10am PST “A Case for Monarchy”. Oil, Gold, silver on linen. 2017 #paintingvideo #goldleaf #silverleaf
Fri, Nov 10, 2017
A post shared by kimberly brooks (@kimberlybrooksartist) on Nov 8, 2017 at 9:19am PST Happy Wednesday “Ceiling of Gold” oil, Gold in linen #oilpainting #goldleaf
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
After the standing room only poetry event / closing reception last week. I love the idea of chairs poised before a wall of paintings, especially my own. @minguseyes @zevitasmarcus
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
A post shared by kimberly brooks (@kimberlybrooksartist) on Nov 2, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT Hmmm..painting videos… “The Looking Glass, Part I” Oil, silver leaf on Linen. Triptych 72 x 110 inches #painting #paintingvideo #landscape #silverleaf #oilpainting
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
A post shared by kimberly brooks (@kimberlybrooksartist) on Nov 2, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT Hmmm..painting videos… “The Looking Glass, Part I” Oil, silver leaf on Linen. Triptych 72 x 110 inches #painting #paintingvideo #landscape #silverleaf #oilpainting
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Brazen Poetry Slam TODAY 2:00 Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. . Hope to see you!
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Last day of the show today. excerpt from @shananys review in @artandcakela “Brooks’ love of narrative unfolds in tandem both in her image content, and in her representational style as well, in that not only the literary spark of her scenarios but also the riddle of her technique are ripe for exegesis. Each of her relatively small-scale canvases is either a portrait — well, it’s a painting of a portrait, which is not exactly the same thing as a portrait — or else it’s a setting, an empty stage temporarily bereft of a drama. The whole show is a continuum of rooms in the same castle, a stronghold playing itself in a drama of standoffish, atmospheric objects. Even the historical paintings inside her work are themselves treated as objects belonging to the universe they occupy, so they get the same treatment as everything else around them.” . .
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
“There is something so terribly melancholy to this, to these spaces in which we crave to catch lives, drama, recognizable humanity. Brooks’s scenes take place when all that is over, and spaces and objects grope toward a new life unmoored from their ancient servitudes.” . . – excerpt from the new review about Brazen in @whitehotmagazine written by @danielmaidman . . https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/kimberly-brooks-at-zevitas-marcus/3798
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
Things we’ve said under our breath. Things people have said with their last dying breath.. Things that drive people to drink. Things that made Jesus think, “Maybe I’m in the wrong line of business…” . . ‘A World of Things’ after ‘Game of Chess’ by Rich Ferguson . . Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 OCT 29 . Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
“Brooks uses a regal palette of tonal grey, dusty pink, heavy stone, silver, gold, and soft brown; its effect is like if “misty memory” was an optical filter, and yet it is quite cool emotionally. The brightness of metallic leaf and recurring motifs of arches, doors, windows, paintings, textiles, tapestries, pochoir, marquetry, and marble represent without replicating the gorgeously overwrought things of immense decorative beauty that defined their time. ” . . – review from @artandcakela by @shananys . https://artandcakela.com/2017/10/19/kimberly-brooks-brazen-at-zevitas-marcus/
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
“She is an amnesiac moon, a lunatic laundromat robbing me of my quarters.” . excerpt from ‘She’ by Rich Ferguson after ‘Crown of Thorns’ . . Come hear the rest at 2PM this upcoming Sunday during our afternoon of poetry at @zevitasmarcus
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
“Tomorrow is a blue vein in the back of your hand. This isn’t a figure of speech but a fact of nature, like ink. Tomorrow is also a powerful animal with undetermined markings. Indeed it’s probably camouflaged somewhere near by.” — excerpt from ‘Red Sugar Blue Smoke’ by Brendan Constantine after ‘Blue Forest’, detail shown above . . Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 OCT 29 Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles . . Hope to see you!
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
“Visual, aural, and tactile hallucinations have been known to occur. Heart may become hacked, held for ransom. Your shadow may assume the shape of a smoking gun.” – excerpt from Rich Ferguson’s ‘Side Effects’ after ‘Castle Tapestry’ Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 OCT 29 Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
This Sunday at 2:00 this room will be filled with chairs and poets and people from the literary community. Rich Ferguson, Marie Marandola, Luivette Resta and Brandon Constantine, will perform ORIGINAL WORKS based on the paintings in the exhibition. #dreamy
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
“What I recall, a long, silent hall; just moments after Eternity’s musicians had taken a break to retune their instruments.” — excerpt from original verse after ‘Hall of Eternity,’ being performed by Rich Ferguson this Sunday . . . Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 Hosted by @minguseyes Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
“Show me your barren face, World. Help me obscure mine behind your whip of stinging wind.” — verse by Marie Morondola, inspired by ‘Talitha.’ . . . Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 OCT 29 Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Hope to see you!
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
“Last night, the shimmer of you sailed into my sleeping, real enough to taste. So this is what it’s come to: drought and haunting.” — excerpt from a poem by Marie Morondola, based on ‘Blue Angels.’ Brazen Poetry event THIS SUNDAY 2:00 OCT 29 Zevitas Marcus 2754 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles Live readings from Luivette Resto Rich Ferguson Brandon Constantine Marie Marandola Hosted by @minguseyes Hope to see you! #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetryslam #culvercity
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Context . “The Looking Glass, Part I”
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
I finally finished the Triptych I was working on for this show. ‘The Looking Glass Part I.’ It consumed me but it was so worth it. A painting of a landscape within a painting of landscape. Oh but it is so much more. It’s just been added to the gallery walls over at @zevitasmarcus. 72 x 110 inches . would love for you to see it live
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

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