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Kimo Minton

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Timothy Tew interviews Kimo Minton 

 

 

 

Kimo Minton Artist Statement

Yeats said: “Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistible.”

So let me explain: “I’ve spent a lot of time chasing that unattainable ideal.  Right now my big focus has to do with balance.  My balance is not like Mozart, whom I love.  (That is balletic balance, perfect as a human can be.)  I identify more with Thelonius Monk, who almost forces himself to fall so he can recover.  This is also perfect and human.

I believe if you’re going to have one, you make your own soul. An artist makes his soul from love and study and hopes the voice of it will come out.  If you do it right, it will be as individual as your signature, if not, you’re making a product.

Year ago, Charles Keiger once told me that it took him many years to overcome his education. It think it was that voice he was talking about.  The idea is not to make the art anybody wants you to make, or even the art you are capable of making, but like your signature, the art that only you can make.  I make no claims, but that is the goal.

I’ve gone from love to love in my art studies. I wish I could be more influenced by more of the artist I love, but I’m 67 and there won’t be time.  I’ve been able to learn from many: lots of tribal artists, the Renaissance, Rodin, Moore, Gorky, Wotruba, Kandinsky, Fujita.  I swear I’ll be influenced by Frankenthaler before it’s over.  I could go on.  They all inspire me and an ounce of inspiration is worth a tone of technique or anything else.

My kind of abstraction is an attempt to balance. It is blow as you go, like a jazz solo.  It is the weather in my head.  It does not describe or represent anything.  It is just a record all my loves making me feel like I might be thinking, and using my hands.

 


Born 1950 in Lawrence, Kansas. Lives and works in New Mexico
 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA 

2015
TEW Galleries, Kimo Minton, Soliloquy, One Person Show, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2014
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA  “Kimo Minton, Jazz Abstractions”, Concurrent exhibitions: Mid Century Modern Works on paper featuring Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine and Adolph Gottlieb and “Salvador Dali: Trilogy of Love and Retrospective Suites.”
 
2013
 Kimo Minton, Solo, Gallery I”, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
 
2012
Gaugi Gallery, “Kimo Minton, One Man Show,” Santa Fe, GaugyGallery, New Mexico
 
2011
Wood Work, curated by Anne Tracht; Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA
Thoughtful Graces; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2010
20th Anniversary Exhibition; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2009
The Drawing Show, Kimo Minton, Isabelle Melchior, Louis Schneiderman & Carolyn Schlam; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2008
Sculpture and Panels; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2007
Improvisation, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2006
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2001
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2000
Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999
Sculptures; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1998
Paintings; Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte
Paintings; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1997
Sculptures; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1996
Francine Sedders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1995
Francine Sedders Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994
Wyndy Morehead Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Art Miami (International Art Fair), Miami; exhibited by TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1993
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1992
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1990
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1989
H.L. Stine Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
 

Group Exhibitions

2011
TOP 25; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Permanent Display; Gaugy Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009
Scratching the Surface, curator Marianne Lambert; Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Exhibition; Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2007
Pico, an Invitational Exhibition of Indigenous Artist from the Pacific Rim, The Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
 
2006
Portraits, with Yasharel Manzy, Miranda Lake; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2004
Isabelle Melchior, Kimo Minton and Chuck Bowdish, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Kimo Minton, Stewart Helm, Chris Bilton, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2002
Heads; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2001
Currents, Trinity Presbyterian Church; Atlanta, GA
Guardians of the Spirit; Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte

1999
Ordinary People Work, Pat De Caro, Jacob Lawrence, Spike Mafford, and Kimo Minton; Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998
Art Miami; Jerald Melberg Gallery, Miami FL

1997
Wood; Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995
Angela Verdon, Kimo Minton, and Charles Keiger; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1994
International, Haidee Becker, Stephanus Heidacker, Isabelle Melchior, Kimo Minton; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

1993
Isabelle Melchior and Kimo Minton, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1992
Three-Person Show; Cafe Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
David Levine and Haidee Becker, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

1991
Sacred, Lucy Currie, Stewart Helm, and Kimo Minton; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Spotlight on Georgia Artists, Hotel Nikko, Atlanta

1990
Situation x Style, Ten artists working in wood; Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Earth Affair; Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA
The Black Image; TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Spotlight on Georgia Artists; Colony Square, Atlanta, GA
 
1989
The Jewish Home Show, The Jewish Center, Atlanta, GA

1988
The MAC Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1987
The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1986
The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1985
The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1984
Expressions in Wood, Omni Hotel, Atlanta, GA

1981
RJK Gallery, Atlanta, GA
 

Bibliography

Fox, Cathy. “Representing the Abstract”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta , Georgia , Sunday, February 8, 2004 , p. M1
 
Cullum, Jerry, “Minton has Matchless way with Modernism”, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, November 12, 1999, p. 8
 
Garvey, Jane, “Fusing Cultures The Sculpture of Kimo Minton”, Museums and Galleries, Atlanta , May/June 1997, p. 20-22
 
Cullum, Jerry, “Sculptor is displaying new dimension”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, June 6, 1997, p. 1, 22
 
Garvey, Jane, “Fusing Cultures The Sculpture of Kimo Minton”, Museums and Galleries, Atlanta , Georgia , May-June 1997, p. 20-22
 
Updike, Robin, "It's a family affair", The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, Thursday, February 8, 1996, Tempo, p. D 20
 
Locke, Donald, "Whittle Me This, Self-taught sculptor Kimo Minton", Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Georgia, August 26, 1995, p. 29, 35
 
Waddington, Chris, "Spiritual energy sculpted into wood", The Times - Picayune, New Orleans , Louisiana , May 27, 1994 , Lagniappe, p. 22
 
Jinkner-Lloyd, Amy, " Atlanta , Kimo Minton at Timothy Tew", Art in America , New York , October 1993, p. 147
 
Jinkner-Lloyd, Amy, "Chip and Hale", Creative Loafing, Atlanta , Georgia , October 10, 1992 , p. 26,27
 
Fox, Catherine, "Minton melds his heritage, rich colors in sculptures", The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta , Georgia , Friday, September 18, 1992 , p. H2
 
Cullum, Jerry, "Sacred, Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, Georgia July 19 - August 17", Art Papers, Atlanta, Georgia, September-October 1991, Volume 15, Number 2, p. 52-53
 
Fox, Catherine, " 'Sacred' personalizes non-traditional views of religious experience", The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, July 26, 1991, p. E2
 
Cullum, Jerry, "Kimo Minton, Galerie Timothy Tew, November 20-November 28", Art Papers, Atlanta, Georgia, Volume 15, Number 2, p. 52-53
 
Sanders, Luane, "Celestial Carvings", Creative Loafing, Atlanta , Georgia , November 24, 1990 , p. 25
 
Crenshaw, Holly, "Kimo Minton sculpts spirits in wood, stone", The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, Sunday, November 18, 1990, p. N2
 

Corporate Collections

Embassy Row, Bailey and Associates, Atlanta , Georgia . Commission of eight, 17 feet x 3 feet columns
Embassy Suites, Syracuse , New York
First Union Bank, Charlotte
Moore and Van Allen, Charlotte
Intercontinental Hotel, Toronto , Canada
Swissotel, Atlanta
Waikapu South Country Club, Maui , Hawaii
Museum Collections
Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke