KIMZEY + PREST
Saturday May 19th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thanks to all who joined us for the opening of Mel Prest's lux and Danielle Kimzey's Viewfinder last Saturday. We had a great turn out for the artist talks and heard insightful details on the thought processes and techniques that went into making these two strong bodies of work. The digital images of these works really don't do either show justice - the incredible details and color nuances are best seen in person! Contact us to request a list of available paintings.
If you missed the shows last weekend, the gallery will have extended hours this Saturday, May 19th, until 7:30pm. Join us then or during regular gallery hours while the exhibitions are up until June 16th.
DANIELLE KIMZEY is an artist who lives and works in Dallas, Texas. She received an MFA in Painting from the University of Iowa and a BFA in Drawing from Southern Methodist University. Danielle has participated in multiple shows in the Midwest, Southern California, New York, and Dallas. In 2012 she was invited to be the Box Artist-in-Residence at Knox College in Galesburg, IL where she had a solo show at the Box Gallery. Her work has been included in group shows curated by Susan Chrysler White at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery and by Mary Laube at the Times Club in Iowa City, IA. Most recently she has shown her work at Peripheral Vision Arts, the Hawn Gallery at SMU, and in group exhibitions at Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas. She currently teaches art at TCU and El Centro College.
MEL PREST is a non-objective painter whose work is focused on color and perceptual visual relationships and synaesthetic response. She received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Mills College in Oakland. Recent solo shows include: Lilac Aura at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary (2017); In Praise of Planetary Time at B Sakata Garo (2016) in Sacramento, COLOR CHANT at Chandra Cerrito
Contemporary (2015), Oakland; MoonBrightChime at Galleri Urbane (2014), Dallas. Her works have been included in group shows at: Saturation Point ACME studios, London, UK; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Zeitgeist gallery, Nashville, TN; IS Projects, Leiden, The Netherlands; Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Prest has been awarded funded artist residencies at: Ragdale, The Sam and Adele Golden Artist Foundation, Willapa Bay AiR, The Wassaic Project and Vermont Studio Center, among others. As an independent curator, Prest has organized shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, and Zagreb. She is also a founding member of Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial gallery initiative in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.