Fondo del Sol is pleased to present Etruscan Memory, a solo exhibit presenting works by Don Kimes, courtesy of the artist and Denise Bibro Fine Art. An opening reception and artist talk will be held on March 2nd, the first Friday of March, from 7-9pm.
The paintings, constructions and steel pieces featured in 'Etruscan Memory' dynamically evoke the passage of time and the near-forgotten stories of the Etruscan people, an ancient culture that flourished before the Roman arrival in Italy. Kimes’ was inspired by the remains of the Etruscan culture during his time spent in Umbria, Italy over the past 20 years.
He writes about his work:
"I am interested in what time and nature do to civilization. In the end they take everything back, and Italy is a wonderful place to think about culture, nature and the passage of time. There is a strange beauty in that cycle.”
Don Kimes divides his time between Umbria, Italy, Chautauqua, New York, and Washington, DC. He has exhibited works internationally in more than 150 group and solo exhibitions including the New York City galleries Lucky Strike, NY Studio School, Prince Street, National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Denise Bibro Fine Arts, where he is currently represented, as well as exhibitions nationally and internationally. Locally, Kimes has exhibited works at many DC galleries.
He has been a Professor of Art at American University since 1988, where as Head of Studio Art for 15 years and Department Chair for 11 years, he founded the American Univesity Art in Italy programs and led the campaign which built the Katzen Center for the Arts. Kimes has served as Artistic Director in the Visual Arts at the Chautauqua Institution (VACI) in since 1986.
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