Create! is thrilled to share the exhibition announcement for You Are Good - a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Lorien Stern and Katie Kimmel! Each of the artists’ vibrant ceramic works celebrate optimism, humor and levity.

WHERE: Hashimoto Contemporary | 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite B - Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14th from 4 to 8pm - both artists will be in attendance | On View: Saturday, May 14th, 2022 - Saturday, June 4th, 2022

Image Description: A graphic that reads "YOU ARE GOOD AND I LIKE BEING AROUND YOU" in colorful letters. Surrounding the words are various little figurines and creatures.

Lorien Stern and Katie Kimmel, who often work collaboratively, began with the sentiment “You are good and I like being around you” from a 2020 piece the duo created. Drawing from our collective experience of isolation and loneliness of the past two years, Stern and Kimmel have created a menagerie of colorful companions that celebrate community and playful optimism.

Brightly festooned dogs, birds, ghosts, dragons, sea creatures, snakes and more gather together throughout the gallery to create an exultant environment. Stern has created some of her largest works to date, including a lemon yellow dragon and chromed silver snake that undulates across the gallery. Kimmel’s friendly characters -including a tortoise in a cowboy hat, a puppy picking persimmons and cloud spotted dogs - frolic and converse together.

Image Description: "Cloud and Son Dog" by Katie Kimmel. A figurine of a sky blue dog with clouds on its body. A small yellow pup lays on its stomach.
"Cloud and Son Dog" by Katie Kimmel

ABOUT THE GALLERY: Hashimoto Contemporary is located in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Their roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, their programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture, and installation-based work. You can also visit them at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Image Description: "Blue Dog with Flower" by Katie Kimmel. A figuring of a pale blue dog with his tongue out holding a red flower.
"Blue Dog with Flower" by Katie Kimmel
Image Description: "Check Poodle" by Katie Kimmel. A figurine of a white and orange checkered poodle. The poodle is smiling.
"Check Poodle" by Katie Kimmel
Image Description: "Tomato Ghost" by Lorien Stern. A figuring of a red ghost with a green leaf on its head that makes it resemble a tomato.
"Tomato Ghost" by Lorien Stern
Image Description: "Persimmon Dog" by Katie Kimmel. A figuring of a yellow dog holding three persimmons. The dog is wearing a red and white checkered bib.
"Persimmon Dog" by Katie Kimmel
All images courtesy of Hashimoto Gallery.