Kim Abeles: Social Furniture (1976-2023)

Date and time
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 5:00pm
Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery

"Kim Abeles: Social Furniture (1976-2023)," will be on display at the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery. Abeles is an artist of phenomenal vision, addressing such issues as social justice, the environment, and education in her art. Her contributions during the last five decades have been enormous, and this exhibit offers a sampling of her significant accomplishments.
The 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 60 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.
Carefully curated and installed by Mika Cho and Kim Abeles with the support of the hard-working gallery student staff, this exhibition genuinely shares Abeles' complex and compelling art world.
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1 to 6 p.m.

Artist Walkthrough: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 12 to 3 p.m.

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