Laura Kimpton: “Buck $hot to the $oul” At Zener Schon Contemporary Art

Laura Kimpton.  "Hard Working American", 2015.  4' x 5', Mixed Media, Wood, Empty Cartridges, Paper, Paint, Resin.
Laura Kimpton. "Hard Working American", 2015. 4' x 5', Mixed Media, Wood, Empty Cartridges, Paper, Paint, Resin.

"Buck $hot to the $oul”, a provocative exhibition of new paintings, mixed-media installations, and sculpture by Laura Kimpton, will be on view at Zener Schon Contemporary Art from November 10 to December 12, 2015. There will be an opening reception on November 12 from 6–8pm.  

“Buck $hot to the $oul” concerns itself with what we don’t talk about at the dinner table–money, drugs, religion, guns, and flags,” says Kimpton. Displayed in a carnival-like atmosphere of innocent yet ironic observation, the work in the exhibition will mix words and symbols as metaphors for Kimpton’s conceptual view that “EGO is Not Sacred”. To further emphasize this point, there will be a performance during the opening where Kimpton will shoot her art with an air gun, literally and conceptually deconstructing her creations.  

About Laura Kimpton

Laura Kimpton is a California-based, American contemporary artist whose work consists of painting, mixed-media installations, and sculpture. Her creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. Her raw and original work uses photography, found objects, televisions, paint, and resin - fusing objects of history to convey a very personal message.  

 Kimpton's foundation for this approach is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her accolades include that of being a six-time Honorarium Grant Recipient at Burning Man, as well as the creator of monumental works such as “Celtic Forest”. Laura Kimpton is best known for her Monumental Word Series.  Her Monumental Word Sculptures have been purchased as permanent installations in Santa Rosa, CA, Arlington, TX, Reno, NV, Hong Kong, China, and soon in Miami, FL.

Laura Kimpton currently works and resides in Marin County, CA.  

About Zener Schon Contemporary Art

Zener Schon Contemporary Art is founded by gallery owners, Julie Zener and Tara Schon.  Their gallery is situated in Mill Valley, CA, featuring the cutting-edge artwork of emerging and established artists. Please visit www.zenerschongallery.com for more information. 


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