SPRÜTH MAGERS, LOS ANGELES
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 26, 2019
PUBLIC RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6-8pm
'One of the most important representatives of figurative painting, sculpture, video and installation in the last four decades, Karen Kilimnik continues to produce work that is as diverse as it is groundbreaking. The artist brings together historical cultural references - including ballet, the aristocracy, 14th to 18th-century painting, Romanticism, and the Second World War - with the spheres of books, music, film and television. Her scenes, characters, and symbols are recognizable to many from the realms of art and world history, fairy tales, or the pages of magazines, yet they are rendered surreal and often unnerving through the artist’s deft manipulations of both content and material. Remarkably, Kilimnik’s presentation at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, and includes recent paintings and sculptures, alongside videos and sculptural work stretching back to the 1990s.'