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TALKS/WORKSHOPS

Guest speaker
Art in LA/ LA NOW

at Loyola Marymount University
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   4pm


Workshop and Presentation
Skirball Museum in partnership with the
Los Angeles Unified School District

February 11, 2017, 9am-2pm
Talking Air is a 5-piece workshop of Abeles’
projects including Smog Collectors, Wind Catchers,
Drunk Socks, Sky Patch,
and Shared Skies to
generate dialogue about air pollution and our
connection to it.


Guest speaker
Women Painter West
West Los Angeles
Thursday, January 12, 2017   11am


Panelist
American Geophysical Union Conference
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco
December 15, 2016
Climate Literacy: The Climate is Changing - Are
We?: The Arts as an Ally in Invoking Change

Panel Chair Marda Kirn, EcoArts Connections


Artist-in-Residence
Marlborough School, Los Angeles
October and November, 2016
Woven Selves
The project and evolving exhibition,
Woven Selves, merges the notion of self-portraits
with problem solving about issues beyond oneself.
The over-arching idea is to make the connection
between the self and our roles in the world.
Link here to a short video about the process.


Workshop created for Family Day: Reimagine
Your World

Hammer Museum
September 24, 2016, 11am-5pm
What Goes Around Comes Around
Participants of all ages draw onto transparent
cellulose to make a wind-catcher. Together,
everyone creates a visualization about the
connection between the self, friends, family,
neighborhood, community, and the universe.


EXHIBITIONS


Weather or not, that is the question
Children's Museum of the Arts, New York
Curated by Jil Weinstock, Director of Fine Arts
January 15 - May 21, 2017


Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
January 29 - May 7, 2017


First Response
Keystone Art Studios, Los Angeles
February 15-28, 2017
Link here to a short video about the
sculptural media piece, Dunce.


State of the Union
Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles
February 4-25, 2017

Shown at right: Pachinko-It's a Beautiful Day!
(Image of St. Bernadette
series, 1987);
Self-portrait-Pope Joan (2016);
Carmen Miranda Shoe
(1997)


Hold
FAR Bazaar at Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
A group exhibition curated by Rough Play
January 28 and 29, 2017
Shown here is an installation view of Abeles'
The Head of Bernadette located in the drying
room of the ceramic lab. The installation
contained 65 porcelain vases with 50 dozen
roses. Votive candles with St. Bernadette holy
cards (2017) completed the mixed fragrance
of flowers and wax.


ECO-ART
An Exhibition Project of the SCWCA Eco-Art Collective
Curated by Timothy L. Campbell
Golden West College Community Art Gallery
Huntington Beach, CA
January 9 - February 15, 2017
Shown here is Dinner for Two in Smog (2011) Smog/particulate matter on porcelain dinnerware
and linen; chiffon chairs. Photo credit: Ken Marchionno


Legends for a Reanimated Woman
A solo exhibit of Kim Abeles' work presented by
the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk at the
LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center
January 12 - 15, 2017
Shown here is Intrusion from the series, Taking Back Jeanne d'Arc (2017)


Weathering Climate: Art, Science, and Sustainability
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Art-Science Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
Curated by Marda Kirn of EcoArts Connections and
Lisa Gardiner of the UCAR Center for Science Education
September 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017


Presidential Commemorative Smog Plates (1992) are currently on view in New York at the Children's
Museum of the Arts. Portraits of U.S. Presidents from McKinley to George H Bush made of particulate
matter (smog) on porcelain dinnerplates with their quotations about the environment and business
hand-lettered in gold. The plates were left out longer depending on the environment record of the
president. 4-40 days.


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: The Trees of Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center
Revolving Art Program of the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs
2013-2017

VIDEO

Freewaves commissioned a group of discerning artists to create short videos addressing mental health
issues, addictions and fitness. Using a variety of styles, narratives, images and sound, the artists have
produced a total of 30 original short videos called Long Live LA Link to all artists' videos

Artists include: Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School, Wesley Groves, Antonio Ogaz,
Christina Pierson and Yoshie Sakai, Public Matters with students from Community Health Advocates School
at Augustus Hawkins High School, and Kent Yoshimura.

Funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Still from Better Together, a video by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School;
commissioned by Long Live LA

Still from Weave a Life, a video by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School;
commissioned by Long Live LA

 


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