Kim DeJesus: Erasures, Washes, and Memory

11240 Playa Ct., Culver City, CA 11204
May 01, 11 AM - 6 PM — ends May 14, 2021
May 1st - May 14th
By Appointment Only
11240 Playa Ct.
Culver City, CA 11204

My work is informed by my interest in natural processes particularly in relationship between ourselves and nature, and the tension between being part of it and being outside of it. I work in a way that the material is only slightly controlled allowing for accidents, discoveries and an ongoing conversation between myself, the material and what’s appearing on the canvas or paper. I’m looking for something inevitable where my hand is both present and absent. Frequently, I introduce marks and collage elements whose intentionality disrupts the happenstance of their fluid elements. Ultimately, I’m looking for works that depend for their transcendence in the tension between beauty and flaw, between grand ambition and simple means.

Kim DeJesús trained at Arizona State University, where she was the recipient of the Katherine K. Herberger Painting Scholarship, and received a post-graduate degree in art from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. After her studies, Kim took a teaching position. For over a decade, she pursued community-based collaborative art initiatives in the US and abroad. In recent years, her studio practice has led her back to painting and sculptures.