AMAZONIA IMAGINED is at once a celebration and a lament for something precious that is about to vanish from the face of the earth. An exhibition of paintings by Kim Poor curated by Edward Lucie-Smith.
Kim Poor is a Brazilian artist working in London and Rio. She has exhibited worldwide, including major solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio and in São Paulo with her Legends of The Amazon multimedia exhibition, raising awareness of the oral tradition of the Brazilian Indian. In the 70s Salvador Dali christened her technique of fusing glass powder on steel plate ‘Diaphanism’ and her CV also includes over 30 record sleeves and a book illustrating music by the English group, Genesis. Alongside her work as an artist, Kim Poor is renowned internationally for her jewellery.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of a new book on Poor’s work from Edward Lucie-Smith, generally regarded as one the most prolific and widely published writers on art. A number of his art books, among them Movements in Art since 1945, Visual Arts of the 20th Century, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Art Today are used as standard texts throughout the world.
Many of the pieces featured in the book will be exhibited alongside several new works, created using her original technique of fusing layers of finely ground glass mixed with natural pigments onto steel plates. These are fired at very high temperatures up to forty times, producing images that are as luminous as butterfly wings.
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