November 8, 2013 - January 10, 2014
Artist, Kim Niehans will be present in the Gallery
Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
“When Words Fall Away” : Installation by Kim Niehans
Contact: Lauren Siry (Artist/Director)
For Immediate Release
SAN DIEGO, CA: Eighteen o Five will host Kim Niehans on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to discuss her newest installation “When Words Fall Away”. The installation will be composed of 15 dynamic acrylic paintings of animalistic imagery that explores the raw human condition. The intimate dialogue will highlight Niehans art making process and give insight into her life as a working artist, painter and mother.
Niehans investigates the “universal thread of survival through all people” and interprets the everyday struggle and drama of the journey within her expressive paintings. For Niehans, “the installation “When Words Fall Away”, talks about primal impulses and how we spend so much time trying to domesticate them.” Through her dynamic and bold paintings, she encourages the embrace of strong emotions and acceptance of a truth that is revealed in the primal state.
Niehans’ automatic mark making approach promotes a psychological and physical experience that demands attention. Throughout her subdued earthy color palette lively animals emerge. In these moments the artist alludes to the primal self that is masked by façade of the civil self. By creating a space for self reflection and exposing her primal self, Kim Niehans aims to communicate truth of the raw human experience.
Kim Niehans attended the Laguna College of Art & Design and received a BA in Studio Art at San Diego State. Niehans remains very active in the San Diego Art community and has received awards and recognition for her artwork. Niehans' work has recently been featured in San Diego City Beat and Tribe: International Creative Arts Magazine. This is Kim Niehans first solo exhibition at Eighteen o Five.
The installation will be on view at Eighteen o Five, Contemporary Art Studio and Gallery, from November 8, 2013 through January 10, 2014.
1805 Columbia Street San Diego, Ca