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The L.A. Times features Carole Kim's Solo Exhibition, "Shine a Light"

July 18th, 2019

For the past year and a half, interdisciplinary artist Carole Kim (Printmaking, ’87) has been working as the first artist-in-residence at Descanso Gardens, CA.  The gardens have been a perfect laboratory for Kim’s ongoing investigation of landscape as a dimensional canvas for light, image, sound, text, body.

In 1878, a devastating wildfire, the first recorded wildfire of its kind in LA County, swept through the region. Descanso Gardens is known for its canopy of old native California Live Oak Trees. There are five Heritage Oaks that survived this fire. Their forms speak to a gnarly resilience, persistence, and perseverance that these two site-specific performances tapped into.

Read more about Kim’s residency and exhibition from the Los Angeles Times here.

The following videos are samples of what has emerged from Kim’s longterm deep exploration and engagement: