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Kim Abeles
Luminous Windows
In Progress

Project Area: City Center
Project: Hill Street Avenida
Project Location: Hill Street from Temple to 12th Street
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Luminous Windows projects images of historic window frames with interior, exterior and historic scenes onto building facades, walls and roll doors along Hill Street at night. The projected windows are subtly light activated to shift in context, color and movement, creating images that elicit both surprise and familiar recognition in viewers. Placement of projected windows at street level creates pedestrian scale and introduces the illusion of residential life along this urban stretch.

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Artist Profile

Kim Abeles is an artist who crosses disciplines and media to explore and map the urban environment while also chronicling broad social issues.  Abeles’ pieces are highly rigorous in their procedures.  Often, the artist learns a new skill needed in order to accomplish a particular piece.  Abeles notes “art allows the purest form of opportunity to understand, comprehend, and to be amused by phenomena in the natural and human-made world.”  Abeles received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine and has been awarded grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Peter Norton Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and California Arts Council.  Kim Abeles lives and works in Los Angeles.