Leelee Kimmel

Night Ride


Shanghai

For the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn by all visitors upon entrance, and negative PCR test result within 24 hours is required while entering.

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The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Pink Springs 2, 2021
    Acrylic on wood panel
    76.2 x 101.6 cm
    30 x 40 in
  • , Just Left, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    275.6 x 283.2 cm
    108 1/2 x 111 1/2 in
  • , The Transfer, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    198.1 x 304.8 cm
    78 x 120 in
  • , Night Rider, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    193 x 274.3 cm
    76 x 108 in
  • , Night Catch, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    170.2 x 226.1 cm
    67 x 89 in
  • , How Many Birds Nocturnal Jungle, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    165.1 x 175.3 cm
    65 x 69 in
  • , Wait in the Garden, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    203.2 x 281.9 cm
    80 x 111 in
  • , Hungry Vista, 2021
    Oil, Oil stick, Acrylic on canvas
    170.2 x 248.9 cm
    67 x 98 in

Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present Leelee Kimmel’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, also her first solo show in China. 

Leelee Kimmel’s paintings have always sustained this vibe, her abstract shapes from her very first show proclaiming themselves biomorphs, and avowing kinship with the art of Surrealism of Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy, and Roberto Matta-Echaurren. The most immediately apparent stylistic or formal quality is the impression of rapid, perfervid mark making. Her thick impastos nonetheless appear as if racing, colors violently switching ON/OFF ON/OFF, furious binaries. And this gestural ferment, these leaping and bounding motions indicate a desire for relentless movement within the confines of the picture plane and no less within the viewer, who may come to long for those moments of intersection or erasure in Kimmel’s work when everything goes quiet, stops pullulating: when this foreign-seeming tumult proffers moments of respite, or silent meditation. 

- David Rimanelli, writer and independent curator