SAN FRANCISCO - September 20, 2006 - supperclub san francisco presents the works of artist Laura Kimpton in her new solo show titled "Who's The Judge?", opening October 10, 2006. The show will feature new encaustic paintings and assemblages created out of the re-contextualization of old "junk" and the utilization of personal imagery and word-play to address issues of the self and modern-day womanhood. The exhibit runs at supperclub san francisco (657 Harrison Street) from October 10 - October 29 (Tuesdays - Sundays from 6:30 pm until 2 am), with a special opening artist's reception on Thursday, October 12 from 5 to 7 pm, followed by a special art-inspired dinner with live entertainment starting at 7:30 pm. For more information or dinner reservations, please call supperclub at 415-348-0900.

Kimpton, daughter of famed hotelier, Bill Kimpton, says that her father was an installation artist as well as a formidable businessman. Bill was known for his inventive and extremely successful "boutique" hotels. From father to daughter, Laura Kimpton's artwork thrives with the same sense of inventiveness and vitality. Discarded objects such as antique toys, suitcases, and statuary join illustrations of women, images of birds in flight, paint and encaustic wax. The sheer force of intimacy that distinguishes Kimpton's work is equaled by its formal composition that presents and juxtaposes fading moments like the antique photographs she often employs in her paintings and assemblages.

The artist, while reflecting on her upcoming show, states "All the pieces in this exhibit are about conversations I want to have with people regarding my personal revelations on health. I use words in my work to direct the viewer towards the internal words in their own head. I try to analyze myself from a non-judgmental stance. I am an anthropologist of my own mind."

Works by Laura Kimpton investigate the personal and universal aspects of the self. Often employing encaustic wax to mold, paint, and encase ideas and things, Kimpton's paintings and assemblages are packed with historical markers and language. Words like "me", "you", "we" embedded in the works act not only as wordplay but also as a mantra to encourage the viewer to experience the self and its subsequent dissolution. Discarded objects such as toys, buttons, stamps, TV knobs, and antique type work together with old images and photographs to create a new meaning and life. The artist states, "It's remarkable how so many things made 20 to 30 years ago were created with caring hands and craftsmanship. So much today is designed with the 'throw-away' mentality. By using recycled objects in my work the art piece begins with a history and personality. The objects often direct me to where Im heading with a piece."

Laura Kimpton Biography
Having gained recognition for her work by distinguished art collector Rene di Rosa through his choice of her work as "Best of Show" and an award at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa, CA, Kimpton has established herself as a promising contemporary artist. She has shown her works in several galleries throughout California as well as completing an exceptional installation work at the Pigman Gallery in San Francisco. She is also a regular exhibitor of works and installation at the Arts Guild of Sonoma. She was recently featured in a Solo Exhibit at the Schomburg Gallery in Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, in July 2006 to coincide with the "Robert Rauscheberg: Combines Exhibit" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In March 2007, Kimpton's works will be exhibited at the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, CA. Kimpton received a BFA in Photography from The San Francisco Art Institute, and an MA in Counseling Psychology at The University of San Francisco. She currently resides in the Bay Area, not far from her father's first legendary hotels in San Francisco.

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WHAT: supperclub san francisco presents a solo art show with artist Laura Kimpton titled "Who's The Judge?" showcasing her encaustic paintings and assemblages.

WHEN: Opening Reception on Thursday October 12, 2006 from 5-7 pm: Open viewing and reception from 5 to 7 pm, followed by an art-inspired dinner with live entertainment from 7:30 to 11 pm by reservation only (five course, prix fixe $60). - Show runs, October 10 through October 29 (Tuesdays - Sundays), from 6:30 pm to 2 am nightly.

WHERE: supperclub san francisco, 657 Harrison (between 2nd and 3rd), SF For more info or dinner reservations, call 415-348-0900

Press Inquiries only to: Eric Glaser @ 415-302-8777 or email: eric@supperclub.com