written by: Tony Gill
So often, art is separated into categories when the sum of its parts creates an impact far exceeding what they’re capable of individually. Jimmi Toro’s latest work, Kindle a Light, exemplifies that potential with a multi-media exhibition at the Kimball Art Center. Kindle a Light, which will be at the Kimball from Sept. 1 to Nov. 26, brings together music, painting and video to create an immersive experience for viewers that examines humanity’s many forms. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being,” Toro describes.
Kindle a Light illuminates the creative process with an integrated approach to formulation; each piece in the exhibition influences and inspires the next. Songs create visual images, paintings come alive in video and sight and sound meld to form a connection from one piece to another and between Toro and his audience. The exhibition will also incorporate artwork by students in the Kimball’s Young Artists’ Academy, who worked closely with Toro in fall 2016.
Toro is a Utah-based contemporary artist, painter, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Toro’s mastery of multiple mediums allows him to experiment with artistic influences from impressionism and surrealism to musical styles incorporating elements of rock, soul, funk, psychedelic and electronica. As always, the Kimball Art Center offers free admission to all attendees, so take advantage of this opportunity to experience a unique exhibition in your backyard.
1401 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 435-649-8882, kimballartcenter.org
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