MAIN GALLERY: Slow Looking: Recent Works by Don Kimes

Opening Reception

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will present paintings by artist Don Kimes with an opening reception June 13, 2014 from 6-8pm in the Main Gallery.  Professor of art at American University, Washington and Visual Arts Director at the renowned Chautauqua Institution since 1986, Kimes previously was Program Director/faculty at the Studio School in New York City. One of the only visual artists ever nominated for the position of Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (2001), Kimes has exhibited his work in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, Don Kimes served as juror for GHIA’s 2013 annual juried art competition, A Sense of Place.


The exhibition, which runs until July 25, will showcase Kimes’ paintings inspired by a life-changing flood that destroyed his home and studio.  Though the loss of most of his work was traumatic, Kimes reinvented his destroyed images into newly resurrected studies of nature, loss, memory and the passage of time.  As a result, his current style of painting presents ghostly images of his past in layers of color, grit and captivating light.


Opening reception, Friday, June 13, 2014 6-8 pm


Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members



Image: Don Kimes, Blue Rising, mixed media on canvas

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 12:00am to Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Ware's Folly Building, 506 Telfair Street
Members Non-Members
Free $5.00