Piece from If Words Could Speak by Laura Kimpton


Interpret words in text, speech, sculpture and technology through this mixed media display



Written by Kasey Caminiti



HG Contemporary will host artist Laura Kimpton’s solo exhibition from May 4 through May 26, 2017. The multimedia exhibition, called If WORDS could SPEAK, will focus on the importance of words within text, speech and sculpture.



Different installations will be presented as a complete and cohesive show, including a new series of “Word Search” pieces composed of colorful salvaged metal letters from Indonesia.'



“I was inspired during my trip down the Congo. I found the letter shapes in Indonesia. The series has hundreds of words. I’m constantly playing with words – I think that’s the whole point of it,” Kimpton says of her inspiration for If WORDS could SPEAK. Also on display will be Kimpton’s mixed media works including “The Way Women Do It, Her Words,” and her interpretive self-portraits as birds.



“I really don’t like telling people what to take from my work. I want people to go home and make art!  I want them to be creative, knowing that you can make art from anything,” the California-based artist says of what she would like visitors to take from her unique style of art.