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Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona–A Fifteen-Year Survey

Main Gallery Sep 24–Dec 5, 1993

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Encyclopedia Persona—a Fifteen-Year Survery, 1993
Encyclopedia Persona—a Fifteen-Year Survery, 1993, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

This mid-career survey of the work of Los Angeles artist Kim Abeles included twelve different bodies of work produced since 1979. From her early kimonos, books, assemblages, shrines, and boxes of the late 1970s to her large-scale sculptures and installations of the 1980s and 1990s, Abeles’s work addresses contemporary cultural and social conditions, as she strikes a delicate balance between the didactic and the poetic.