Artist Walk-through : 5:30-6 PM
Artist Reception: 6-8 PM
We are honored to host our seventh solo exhibit of work by Mineko Grimmer. The exhibition, titled The Dialogue, is comprised of two recent kinetic sculptures that reference notions of passing time and Zen Buddhist philosophy. Each piece is constructed of sturdy redwood set in a platformed grid that sits inside a shallow pool of water. Suspended above the 5’ tall structures is an inverted pyramid consisting coral pebbles suspended in ice. As the ice melts the pebbles fall and create random sounds as they percuss the resonant natural materials of each piece. Bamboo, wood, and guitar strings produce Grimmer’s random organic and earthy music. These dynamic ‘performance’ installations directly reflect Grimmer’s lifelong interest in the natural world, aleatory music, and pay homage to artist/ composer John Cage whom Grimmer presented a project with at MOCA in 1993. Grimmer’s exhibition at Koplin Del Rio comes on the heels of her 2010 solo show at the Irving Arts Center in Dallas, Texas where five recent sculptural works were on display. Further recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Menil in Houston, and group shows at the San Jose Museum, the Schneider Museum in Ashland, Oregon and the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. Grimmer’s work resides in the collections of the Menil, The Smithsonian Institute, The Norton Foundation and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, among others. Born in Japan, she earned a BA degree from Iwate University and BFA and MFA degrees from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design (now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles.
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