KIM ABELES • Exhibitions + Projects • now + soon 2014 Technology & the Natural World Harn Museum of Art Gainesville, Florida Co-curated by Harn Cu

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KIM ABELES • Exhibitions + Projects • now + soon 2014

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On view at the Harn Museum of Art: "Cabinet of Wondering" (2014) constructed wall with videos and cases of specimens embedded flush to the photographic paper, 10’ x 8’ x 2’

Technology & the Natural World
Harn Museum of Art
Gainesville, Florida
Co-curated by Harn Curator Kerry Oliver-Smith and Professor Sean Miller
Aug 19, 2014 - July 26, 2015

Special thanks to the Center for Cultural Innovation for their funding support.

This new piece brings together a wall covered with a large photograph of objects I have collected over many years. Embedded in the wall are video monitors and cases for specimens on loan from the Natural History Museum of the University of Florida. Cabinet of Wondering expresses the urge to separate objects from their surroundings, and then bring them together on a shelf, in the box, in our imagination. Throughout human history people have collected objects—specimens, spiritual talismans, souvenir pencils, family remembrances—in an effort to possess, reaffirm their existence, and to connect with the “natural world”.

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On view at the Wignall Museum: "Dinner for Two in One Month of Smog" (2011) smog/particulate matter on porcelain dinnerware and linen; chiffon chairs. Photo credit: Ken Marchionno

Home ECOnomics
Wignall Museum at Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis
Sept 8 - Nov 22, 2014

Dinner for Two in One month of Smog was originally created for the exhibition, Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art, Museum of Art and Design, New York

Following the Prescribed Path
Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Curated by Carolyn Peter
Sept 13 – Nov 23, 2014
The exhibit includes work by Kim Abeles, Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Gabrielle Ferrer, Erin Mallea, Diane Meyer and Mark Ruwedel

Prescribed Path Brian Forrest

On view at the Laband Gallery: "Pilgrimage to the Wedge" (1987) installation selections from Abeles' walk - as the crow flies - from downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Mountains. Photo credit: Brian Forrest


On view at the Kennedy Museum: "Paper Person" and selections from "frugalworld" (2009) Paper Person is made from one day of trash collected from Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles.

Kim Abeles: frugalworld
Kennedy Museum of Art
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Curated by Jennie Klein, Ph.D.
Sept 19, 2014 - Jan 18, 2014

PUBLIC LECTURE: Oct 21, 2014

Abeles' visit to Ohio University's Arts + Design Department is made possible through funds from the Ohio University Foundation 1804 Fund.

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Installation view at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This exhibit was first on view at NCAR in Boulder, CO during Spring 2014. Special thanks to EcoArts Connections for helping to make this possible. "Shared Skies" prints are created by the atelier, Sundog Multiples.

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Installation view at NCAR, Spring 2014

Kim Abeles: Shared Skies and Sky Patch (60 Days of Los Angeles Sky - View to the East)
Museum of Art and History
Lancaster, CA
Nov 22, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

Jan 11, 2015 3PM

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