KIMBERLY BROOKS "THREAD & BONE"

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SAGE Projects @ Gateway Gallery, Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St, 90014

 "The Ephemerallity of Matter" welded steel sculpture, 8' x 6'. Aquired as a permanent fixture of the Cooper Design Building, Downtown Los Angeles

"The Ephemerallity of Matter" welded steel sculpture, 8' x 6'. Aquired as a permanent fixture of the Cooper Design Building, Downtown Los Angeles

MARCH 19 - JULY 29, 2015

SAGE Projects and the Do Art Foundation are pleased to present “Thread & Bone”, an installation by Los Angeles – based artist Kimberly Brooks, which examines the intersection of structure and fashion within an architectural space at the historic Cooper Design Building in Downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district.

This site-specific installation transforms the grand entryway of the Cooper into a spectacle of accoutrement.  A  giant steel hanging pendant, flanked by floor-to-ceiling burlap draperies and industrial concrete columns, marry the rawness of the space with the material chosen.  A video piece, and collaged panels integrating memento mori symbology with elements from vintage undergarments, communicate excerpts from Brooks’ portrait series “The Stylist Project”. This work explores the crescendos and accents that are apparent through layers of paint, and shapes the contours of a complete body of artwork.  Brooks’ installation invites the viewer to examine the artist and her work, by both undressing and zooming in on the most  intimate of details.