If WORDS Could SPEAK

The California-based artist, Laura Kimpton, has a lot to say in New York this year. In April, Kimpton brought LOVE to the roof of the James Hotel. In her upcoming exhibit, If WORDS Could SPEAK, she will debut a new series of giant Word Search pieces, composed of colorful salvaged metal letters from Indonesia, at a time when our society is thoughtfully contemplating the importance of words, and how they matter.

Laura Kimpton in her Bay Area Studio. Image via HG Contemporary

If WORDS Could SPEAK explores words in text, speech and sculpture, and Kimpton’s artistic view on the subject will take form at the Opening Reception on May 4, when her six-foot gold Monumental Word, EGO, was sledge-hammered by gallery-goers. The Debris will remain throughout the exhibit, with a smaller EGO sculpture on view in its place.

The exhibit, If WORDS Could SPEAK, will be on view through May 26 at HG Contemporary, 527 West 23rd Street.