First Paintings at Klowden Mann

KLOWDEN MANN is proud to present First Paintings, our second solo show with Los Angeles-based artist L.E. Kim. The show will consist of framed oil paintings on palette paper, and will be on view from July 23rd through August 20th, 2016, with an opening reception for the artist Saturday, July 23rd, from 6-8pm.


Using shades of ultramarine blue, violet, and rose, Kim paints by placing and scraping oil pigments on palette paper with a palette knife, and then continuing to add and remove color repeatedly; some areas are scraped down to the surface of a worked and exhausted paper with just the remnants of color remaining, where others are built up to a high level of texture and dimension.


Despite the physical and gestural execution of these abstract works, the finished form presents in a way that confuses our expectations about medium. These are oil paintings that feel at first like photographs taken of textured surfaces, or manipulated digital images.



Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 5pm
or by appointment

Start Date

July 23, 2016

End Date

August 20, 2016


11:00 AM - 05:00 PM


6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

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