If Words Could Speak, with LOVE, by Laura Kimpton


If WORDS Could SPEAK, by Laura Kimpton at HG Contemporary

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 current exhibit, If WORDS Could SPEAK, she debuts 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.

If WORDS Could SPEAK explores words in text, speech and sculpture, and Kimpton’s artistic view on the subject took form at the Opening Reception earlier this month, 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 in Chelsea.

Laura Kimpton in her studio

* All images courtesy of HG Contemporary