circling you like the ocean
- Forton, resin, acrylic paint, fiberglass, and ceramic
- 84" x 47" x 37"
This work merges a mask, a family tree, and two embracing bodies. Its exterior contrasts with the warm interior, symbolically portraying the complex interplay between performance and trauma. Ceramic fruits at the sculpture's base, shaped by the artist’s mother, represent seeds of the future and hold memories from her narrative. This artwork is featured in the solo exhibition 'Smoking in the Garden,' which delves into folklore from Kim’s mother's stories, highlighting the transformative potential of oral narratives in healing trauma.
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Kim Garcia (b. 1989 San Diego, CA) is an artist working in sculpture, drawing, and painting. Her practice explores social dynamics and residual trauma from interpersonal relationships, community structures, and memory. Kim comes from a background in creating collaborative community projects that often employ alternative spaces to explore studio art practices, site-specific collaboration, and museum and exhibition research. She is the founder of The Cold Read, an online critique group and artist collective that engages gestures of care and support through writing. And is one of the co-founders of after hours gallery, an art gallery in Los Angeles that hosts seasonal two-person exhibitions. She has most recently shown her work at Phase Gallery, Peripheral Space, DXIX Projects, Human Resources, DAC Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, CICA Museum (Korea), and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Kim is based in Los Angeles and received her BA from UC San Diego and her MFA from UC Irvine.