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
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.
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.