Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020

800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831
Sep 18, 12 PM - 4 PM — ends Dec 18, 2021
Artist Kim Abeles is known for her innovative method of producing images on various surfaces made solely by particulate matter from air pollution. The Begovich Gallery’s presentation of Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020, features over thirty years of her artistic investigation related to the environmental impact caused by airborne detritus. It examines a range of scientific data collected by the artist and its unexpected visual presentation that prompts the viewer to reconsider the air we breathe.

Kim Abeles is an interdisciplinary artist known for her community-based projects that explore biography, geography and environment. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, the California Community Foundation, and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and her projects have been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. She has created projects in collaboration with the California Science Center, Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. She is professor emerita at California State University, Northridge where she taught public art and public practice from 1998-2009. She received her MFA at University of California, Irvine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.