Lora Schlesinger Gallery
Jan. 17, 2023 - Feb. 21, 2015
“If all of the steps of surrender are present, then a great Rembrandt or Monet will evoke love because the artist is simply there in all his naked humanity”
– Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets
Lora Schlesinger Gallery is pleased to announce Divine Journey, new paintings by Kimberly Merrill. This will be the artist’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition opens Saturday January 17, 2015 and is on view through February 21, 2015.
Kimberly Merrill’s new paintings are a reflection of a spiritual journey that she has travelled as a painter. As an artist, she began to realize the profundity in Deepak’s statement. In life and in creating art, her goal is to surrender ego, intellect and control to make the experience deeper and more satisfying. Allowing her heart, intuition and emotions to take the lead, she has created a body of work that mirrors her insight, revealing her ‘naked humanity’. In her attempt to embrace the concept of surrender, she catches glimpses of the divinity of the human experience, and how we each struggle to find a balance between our soul’s identity and our human existence. Within the work the leading character Pierrot, in his shimmering white robe personifies saintliness, or the soul identity of every human being.
Kimberly Merrill received her BFA and MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA. Kimberly lives and works in Santa Monica, CA.