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Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA)

XOXO 2017

 

— steel & LEDs, Courtesy of the Artist —

 
<b>Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert</b> (based San Francisco, CA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 28, 2018
1. Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA) Marker
Inscription.  Kimpton is best known for her monumental word sculptures, which she has been bringing to Burning Man since 2009. Kimpton often covers these works with laser-cut birds, a motif she uses to represent freedom from the weight of our words and thoughts. In addition to conveying this universal message, the sculptures have an intimate dimension for Kimpton, who confronts personal issues in her work ranging from her severe dyslexia to the death of her father, the hotelier Bill Kimpton, in 2002. The artist's works have earned her six Burning Man Honorarium Grants, solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and commissions and permanent installations in cities around the world.

Artist Laura Kimpton works primarily in painting, mixed-media installation, and sculpture. She received a B.A. in Art Education from the University of Iowa in 1986, a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989, and a M.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1994. In her work, Kimpton draws from this multifaceted background to question traditional views on social interaction and search for revelatory forms of communication.

The
<i>XOXO</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 28, 2018
2. XOXO
placement of these outdoor sculptures and related programming are made possible by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in collaboration with the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Support is provided by Lyft.

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Do not climb on sculpture

[Aside:]
NOSPEC
TATORS


Beyond
The
Renwick


From the Desert to DC

This sculpture is one of six outdoor installations presented as part of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, a takeover of the entire Renwick Gallery that extends into the Golden Triangle neighborhood.

For a map of artworks, artist interviews, and more information go to:

AmericanArt.si.edu/BurningMan


 
Erected 2018 by Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golden Triangle, Lyft. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEducationWomen.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 54.085′ N, 77° 2.514′ W. Marker was in
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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was at the intersection of I Street Northwest and 18th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on I Street Northwest. Statue and marker are in front of the entrance of the Farragut West metro station at 18th & I Streets Northwest. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1813 I Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. "The Bachelor" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurrah! (about 500 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 500 feet away); Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); "The Seven Buildings" (about 700 feet away); Union Engine House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nunziato DiPerna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foon Sham (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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