Installation by Karen Kilimnik
Running through September, the exhibition, housed in a converted stone barn, was inspired by Peter Brant’s personal collection of Kilimnik’s work, which dates back some thirty years. Many of the pieces, such as her 1989 breakout installation “The Hellfire Club Episode of the Avengers”—a mise-en-scene of photos, xeroxes, and props based on the 1960s British television series—are familiar to Kilimnik fans. Others, however, less so. “Fountain of Youth,” an early installation that the artist was never able to fully realize until recently, consists of large box hedges, rose bushes, strewn perfume bottles, and a Parisian fountain that all but rivaled the idyllic environs outside. “It was the perfect place for it,” said Kilimnik.
Lisa Marie Fernandez
Click here to see more photos from the event by Alexis Dahan.
Photo: Kilimnik, Alexis Dahan; Fernandez, Karin Nelson