Kim Abeles Studio 8/2016 Come to a free workshop for all ages at the Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway, Whittier, CA 90606. Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Kim Abeles Studio 8/2016

nature card

Detail of image on the workshop worksheet; original version drawn by Abeles for Friends of the LA River, and a second version for "Health Cards", a project for T.H.E. Clinic, Los Angeles. And shown on the newsletter banner is "Mountain Wedge", a 1995 installation documenting an effort to see the San Gabriel Mountains clearly and unobscured by smog.

Come to a free workshop for all ages at the Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway, Whittier, CA 90606.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Collective Landscape is a new version of the workshop Abeles created for the Hammer Museum last spring.

Connect with the environment of the San Gabriel Mountains to create your own landscape, and digitally combine your landscape with others to create a collective piece.

This special arts education program is made possible through the generous funding of Supervisor Knabe, 4th District, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Family Day: Reimagine Your World
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Saturday, September 24, 2016 11am-3pm

This Family Day includes free workshops by the following participating artists:
Kim Abeles
CONTRA-TIEMPO: Urban Latin Dance Theater
Ken Gonzales-Day
Aleshea Harris
Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Grand Lady Dance House / Jennie Liu
Christina Sanchez Juarez
Clarissa Tossin


Exhibitions coming up this fall

shared skies print NCAR email

"Shared Skies (13 Global Skies) NCAR" (2012-14 series of archival ultrachrome prints; many printed by Sun Dog Multiples). These are global skies identified by the locations and photographers. In this case, all the photographers are scientists and technical staff working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Each participant receives a print containing their sky and twelve more.

History of Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) – EcoArts Connections
National Center for Atmospheric Research NCAR)
Boulder, Colorado
September 29 - December 31, 2016

HOVAB is an unprecedented, community-wide cultural event that will revisit and celebrate the city of Boulder's dynamic and diverse visual arts past. The project includes exhibits in 16 venues featuring more than 220 artists.

Artists at the NCAR Gallery are Kim Abeles, Brian Collier, Rebecca DiDomenico, Michelle Ellsworth, Jeanne Liotta, Jane Mcmahon, Mary Miss, Aviva Rahmani, Kristine Smock, Michael Theodore & Hunter Ewen, Melanie Walker & George Peters, Sherry Wiggins


Passerelles Entre Continents et Souvenirs • Bridges Between Continents and Memories Organized by Les Seize Anges, with Le Soutien de la Maison des Artistes
Mairie du 8ème, Lisbonne, Paris
November 7 - 18, 2016
Mu Gallery, Paris November 21 - December 17, 2016

Kim Abeles, Renée Amitai, Debra Dobkin, Patrick Dunand, Rachel Hobreigh, Jean-Pierre Mosca, Chris Orfescu, François de Verdière

Women Water detail

The exhibition will include a new video wall created in collaboration with the students of Marlborough HS, and Abeles' previously created installations such as the 2012 "Women and Water (1 minute = 6 hours)". Shown here is a detail of the 16' x 27' mural-size image and 20 video monitors embedded flush to the wall.

Abeles is the 2016 Visiting Artist at Marlborough School, Los Angeles, and will work with students to create a new installation. Woven Selves will merge the notion of self-portraits with problem solving about environmental issues. The
over-arching idea is to make the connection between the self and our roles in the world.

Exhibition: November 18 - December 30, 2016
Reception on November 18

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Check out the website and soon, it will ultimately become an archive of broadcasted art and related projects.

BroadCast 2016, organized by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno for Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles, is a collection of unique and peculiar works of art created for the public, strangers, and the unsuspecting. The word “broadcast” was originally used to describe the method of scattering seeds into a field or garden, and here, the artists scatter their art objects, entering the public realm with a spirit of generosity, risk, or anonymity.

The artworks exhibited include a range of formats that are distributed in a variety of manners--some pieces surreptitiously placed in the environment, others actively seeking an audience, whether ethereal, physical, electronic, or performed.

Exhibition dates: September 8-19, 2016
Open daily 11am-5pm and by appointment

Reception: September 10, 2016 3pm-6pm
Spoken Word organized by Gloria Alvarez 4pm-5pm
Music by Kelly Marie Martin 5:30pm

Keystone Gallery
at Keystone Art Space
338 S. Ave 16
Los Angeles, CA 90031


Recent programs and press

Art Transforming Trauma: Building Resilience Through Art
was a conference presented by A Window Between Worlds that took place on June 30, 2016 at The California Endowment. It was a day-long conference of speakers and workshops. The Keynote Speaker was Fabian Debora, Artist and Director of Homeboy Industries Substance Abuse Services. A panel moderated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Artist and Director of Barnsdall Park and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, includes Kim Abeles, Fabian Debora, Cheri Gaulke, and Nijeul X. Porter.


Abeles' presentation focussed on "Pearls of Wisdom (End the Violence)", a project she created in collaboration with 800 survivors of domestic violence and the organization, A Window Between Worlds. Two years of workshops led to the "pearls" created by families moving out of domestic violence. Using the metaphor of valuable pearls formed inside oysters in response to a harmful irritant, participants transformed memories of domestic pain into objects and shared texts. The complete installation contains all the pearls.The installation also includes several books like "Handbook for Living", containing photographs of each pearl side by side with the participant's words of advice for ending violence. The project was made possible in part by The James Irvine Foundation.


Ennyman’s Territory has two blog entries by Ed Newman based on an interview with Kim Abeles:
July 11, 2016
The Presidential Commemorative Smog Plates of Kim Abeles
Link to this blog entry

July 10, 2016
Ten Minutes With L.A. Artist Kim Abeles at the Intersection of Problem Solving and Curiosity
Link to this blog entry


Reviews of Kim Abeles: Autobiographies and Biographies, a solo exhibition at PØST, Downtown Los Angeles

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