Art & Feminism: Kimberly Brooks Speaking & Moderating Panel at the ACE Hotel Saturday

Art+Feminism
2:30-3:45 PM
Ace Hotel
Art+Feminism is an international public project established in 2013 in response to the gender gap on Wikipedia. A DIY project, A+F developed materials and methods so that anyone can organize in-person, communal editing events on content pertaining to women and the arts. Since the first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in March, 2014, 4,600 participants have gathered at 280+ events worldwide, creating and improving 4,600 articles. A+F is based in New York at The Museum of Modern Art. You can learn more on the project website: Art+Feminism

Moderator: Kimberly Brooks, artist
Jacqueline Mabey, independent curator and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Michael Mandiberg, artist and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Stacey Allan, co-founder & executive editor at East of Borneo
Kai Alexis Smith, Academic Research Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona

Click here for more info and sign up/RSVP >

You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day Los Angeles 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project’s global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course, open space sessions.

Group Exhibition “Instalarity” Curated by F. Scott Hess

lodhigardensiinight_8x10_kimberlybrooks

Santa Ana, Ca-  Kimberly Brooks will have three works featured in the group exhibition “Instalarity” curated by F. Scott Hess at the Q Art Salon,  November 5-28, 2016 Opening night November 5th 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Participating artists include: Alonsa Guevara, Kimberly Brooks, Charles Antolin, Damian Chavez,Daniel Maidman, Danny Galieote,Dina Brodsky, Felicia Forte, F Scott Hess, George Dawnay, Guno Park, James Thistlethwaite, Jihae Christine Lee,John Brosio, Justin Matthew Tecson, Lola Gil, Marc Dalessio, Marc Trujillo, Maria Kreyn, Michelle Doll, Natalia Fabia, Nina Ulett, Taylor Jade Phillips,Shannon Fody, Stephen Wright, Valerie Pobjoy, Joseph Rivera, William Wray, Yalda Sepahpour, Zoey Frank.  F. Scott Hess published an article about the exhibition here.

Q Art Salon, 205 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, CA 92701.714-835-8833

LEONARDO’S BRAIN Available in Paper Back

LeonardoCover

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

Broadway World Arts Desk

ArtHouse 429 is pleased to present “I Notice People Disappear”, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks. The exhibit will run from February 6 – March 6, 2013. The Gallery, located at 429 25th St, West Palm Beach, FL, will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, Feb 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

In Brooks’ latest paintings the viewer encounters a miasmic world of guilty visual pleasures, from opulent clothing and architecture to hazy landscapes and portraits, all seen through her seductively decadent yet playfully loose brushwork. In keeping with previous exhibitions “Mom’s Friends” and “The Stylist Project,” underlying this evocative at times lavish imagery one encounters the psychology of desire, loss, and the uncanny.

In “I Notice People Disappear” Brooks begins each piece against the backdrop of 18th Century British India. Borrowing from sources originally used to document historical events, presentations of wealth, and the grandeur of ancestry she twists these images to appear at once familiar and strange. The viewer finds him or herself in an alternate universe from the Merchant Ivory aesthetic so often associated with this material; Brooks’ perspective of the British Empire seems to come from a fever dream, as rooms careen out of control and ghostlike figures disintegrate into the backgrounds. Abstraction runs throughout the works, bending spaces, interrupting scenes with non sequitur brush marks, and transforming emblems of power into odd smaller paintings, as seen in “Family Tree” and “The Memory of Banquet”.

As each painting teeters between abstraction and representation, going in and out of lucidity, Brooks’ work touches on her own understanding of how painters see and process the visual remnants of history. She uses this model as a keyhole to an alternate reality altogether. The challenge of this particular exhibition comes in part from confronting Orientalism and the imagery of empire with the added filter and gaze of the contemporary artist. By warping familiar historical imagery in this manner, Brooks employs the remaining vessel as a means of accessing a subliminal past and in doing so opens a door to a world of her own creation.

 

Read more > 

Exhibition Catalogues

MomsFriends4

Mom’s Friends | 2007
Essay by Leah Lehmbeck
Featuring the artist’s mother and her glamorous friends in 70s Mill Valley.
Oil and Gouache Paintings, Original Photographs, Softcover,
7.5″ x 7.5″  36 pages    $29 

*     *     *     TechSummer4

Technicolor Summer | 2008
Remember a summer spent in high definition. 
Essay by Kim Beil
Oil and Gouache Paintings, Softcover, 7.5″ x 7.5″.  40 pages
7.5″ x 7.5″  36 pages    $29

*     *     *
Thread4

Thread | 2011
Essay by Bruce Helander
Deconstructing, unravelling portraiture.  Also features highlights from previous exhibitions.
Softcover, 7.5″  x 7.5″  42 pages   $20
7.5″ x 7.5″  52 pages    

*     *     *     WholeStory4

The Whole Story | 2006
Oil Paintings,  Photograph Collages, Softcover
7.5″ x 7.5″  36 pages    $29

To place an order, send a check including contact information, a return address and quantity to:

KIMBERLY BROOKS STUDIO
1112 Montana Avenue, #132
Santa Monica, CA 90403