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.
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
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.
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,