The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA has announced the exhibit KIM ABELES: SOCIAL FURNITURE (1976–2023). The show was curated by Mika Cho.
Kim Abeles is an artist of phenomenal vision, addressing such issues as social justice, the environment, and education in her art. Her accomplishments and contributions during the last five decades have been significant, and this exhibit genuinely shares Kim’s complex and compelling art world. throughThe exhibition is on view from September 14 through October 28, 2023, with a reception on September 23, 2023.
This exhibition features her sculptures, large-scale installations, and mixed media artworks created between 1976-2023. The exhibition comprises six unique but interwoven sections with over sixty artworks: Human Nature, Documents, Body of Voices, Atmosphere, frugalworld, and Space + Time. These works are engaged with the environment, historical narratives, feminism, geography, and social sciences. Her images are reflections of life in the 20th and 21st centuries, and they are made with smog, landscapes discovered through geographic systems, collected objects, and portraiture across cultural zones. Abeles’ work may be divided into two distinct spheres. One is on nature, and she treats it as a mystical experience beyond words but within the sphere of artistic valuation. The other is the world of humans, which embodies the random but purposeful and subjective constructs that are formed by individual ontologies in their social spaces.