JERSEY CITY, NJ: Gary Lichtenstein Editions presents a radical evening of art at the edge with painter Keith Kimmel on Thursday evening, July 21st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The event is titled “The CO-Lab Experience,” a live interactive performance situated within an exhibition of the artist’s recent and retrospective works. In the CO-Lab Experience, Keith Kimmel will break thru the classic wall of separation between artist and spectator by inviting the public to actively participate in an evening of collaborative painting.
Before starting the collaborative experiment, Kimmel will give a brief talk about his influences and instinctive approach to painting, after which he will finish live a large half-completed canvas, while guests are invited to finish their own smaller derivative pieces that have been prepared half-completed by Kimmel. The end result is that each guest will have the opportunity to co-create a piece that they can take home.
The evening will include summertime hors d’oeuvres prepared by Latham House, a brand new downtown Jersey City restaurant run by the husband-wife team of Chef Daniel Latham and Kris Yettra, who have 30+ years of combined experience. Marla Priest, director of Mana Wine will be selecting the wine pairing. Tickets are $20 per guest and can be purchased via eventbrite.com here: The CO-Lab Experience Tickets
Kimmel’s exhibited work spans a decade, showing his diverse style and expressive use of color, conveying a sense of splendor and richness that is immediately felt. The most recent pieces come out of two series of silkscreen prints created in collaboration with master screen printer, Gary Lichtenstein. The series are based on earlier paintings, Paternal Romance (2006) and Jazz City Persuasion (2011). Images on display range from abstract expressions of human and animal forms, city and landscapes to dream-like visions that incorporate whispered brushstrokes and geometric forms. More important than the style of his paintings is the energy they express which stimulates a deep feeling of connection and grace. To see a gallery of his work, go to www.theartofkeith.com.
About Keith Kimmel
Keith Kimmel was raised in North Miami Beach, Florida and received a bachelor’s degree in English and associate degree in Digital Media. In 2005 he turned to painting, having some immediate success in Fort Collins, CO where he was working for the Rocky Mountain Bullhorn publication. Since then he has worked full time as an artist in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Asheville, NC and most recently in Jersey City, NJ and Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Gary Lichtenstein Editions is a publisher and printer of limited fine art silkscreen editions. Over the course of his remarkable 40-year career, Gary Lichtenstein has published a wide range of silkscreen editions with artists including Carole Feuerman, Joanne Greenbaum, Bob Gruen, Gerard Hemsworth, Charles Hinman, Robert Indiana, Eugene Lemay, Richard Meier, Rebecca Miller, John Newsom, Yigal Ozeri, Gary Panter, Shelter Serra and Jessica Stockholder. He has printed for industry legends including Marina Abramovic, Karl Benjamin, Robert Cottingham and Ken Price. For information, go to www.gleatmana.com.
Keith Kimmel: The CO-Lab Experience
Presented by Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Located in Mana Contemporary, 2nd Floor
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Reception: July 21, 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm; works on view thru August 1st.
Tickets: The CO-Lab Experience Tickets