ANASTASIA KIMMETT: Elemental Nature

PRESS RELEASE

ANASTASIA KIMMETT: Elemental Nature
Aug 12 – Sep 7, 2021

Diehl Gallery 

presents

ANASTASIA KIMMETT: Elemental Nature

08.12.2021 - 09.07.2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 12, 2021 • 5–8 pm

155 West Broadway, Jackson Hole

 In an effort to keep our community safe, we will not offer food or drink and masks are required in the gallery. Thank you for your understanding. 

A tree is a perfect symbol of nature’s elements. It is rooted in earth, raised on water, roused with wind and reaching for fire.

Anastasia Kimmett’s newest body of work focuses on trees, using dissected paintings on paper as the building blocks. In nature, any being that dies is reused to create new life. Similarly, Kimmett destroys her work in order to use the parts to build back and create something new and whole. In this way, she is paying tribute to these magnificent and important plants and the processes of nature associated with them.

These works are constructed from elements of new and past projects. Pieces of her original paintings that have been saved and stored over the last decade were re-explored. Sections that were once ocean, rock, cloud etc. were carved out, sanded, shredded, distressed, oxidized, dyed, detailed and completely repurposed to become new elements or components for this series of trees. Many of these works, built with pieces of paintings, are layered, textured and more sculptural. 

The methods of construction involve many processes including those used in fashion design, weaving, drafting, graphic design, carpentry and many more.

 

Come meet live Raptor Ambassadors from Teton Raptor Center!

This exhibition will benefit

 

For more information about the Teton Raptor Center, CLICK HERE