Monday, February 18, 2008

Three Artists / One Evening Event

HRK Art presents an evening of art featuring Valentin Toledo, Miguel Osuna, Kim Kimbro. Reception with the artists will be Saturday, March 1, 2008, 6pm – 10pm, 410 South Spring Street, Los Angeles. Viewing thereafter by appointment only
(310 796-9250), through March 9th.

This is a one-night event in the downtown Los Angeles historic banking district, inside a 1914 building designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements (the firm which also designed the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.) This section of downtown has become a vibrant art center and boasts an array of trendy new restaurants.

Valentin Toledo
acrylic, polyurethane on tempered glass, 51” x 43”
© Valentin Toledo, courtesy of HRK Art

Miguel Osuna
TARDE, 2006
oil on canvas – three panel assembly, 80” x 80”
© Miguel Osuna, courtesy of HRK Art

Kim Kimbro
URSA MAJOR (in your picture he gathered the light of the world) 2008
oil on canvas, 72” x 60”
© Kim Kimbro, courtesy of HRK Art

Kim Kimbro’s deeply emotional and evocative animal paintings explore primal emotions such as obsession, unconditional love, contempt and faith. She draws on the experiences of early man who first scratched animal imagery on cave walls as they defined their relationships with the animal world. Kim likes to paint with her three dogs around her because they remind her that the most poignant qualities humans have are the ones we share with animals. Kim’s work has been featured in numerous shows in Los Angeles including at the prestigious Barnsdall Art Center.

Valentin Toledo creates his “machines” (as he calls them) by painting on the reverse side of large-scale tempered glass plates, carefully dripping and guiding the paint without the use of a brush. The results are stunning images that seem to live within the glass as they delight the viewer with serendipitous color and form. Born in Seville, Spain, Valentin worked for many years in Barcelona and Madrid doing art direction for prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle, among others. His fine art work has been exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Seville, Paris, Frankfurt, Los Angeles and New York.

Miguel Osuna’s work uses representational methods to springboard into various degrees of abstraction, creating environments that are both familiar and challenging to the viewer’s eye. Miguel’s early training as an architect infuses his paintings with a unique sense of structure and scale. His work has been exhibited all over the U.S. and Mexico including the Katzen Arts Center of American University, the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Washington D.C. and the Mazatl├ín Museum of Art.

HRK Art is a new company dedicated to presenting works by artists in temporary and interesting spaces. For additional information and future events visit their website HRK Art.

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