Kim Dingle. Artisan wine. Craft beer. A pink jeep kiddie ride. Coagula. Can you imagine a better October 26 in Chinatown?
“Kim Dingle’s Wine Bar for Children at Mister Ling’s Market” is Dingle’s first Los Angeles solo show since 2007, merging her restaurant and studio practice by curating a boutique wine and braft Beer shop at Coagula Curatorial art gallery in Chinatown’s historic Ling’s Market. Dingle has been exploring the subversive edges of female childhood and myths of nationhood and history in lush paintings and startling sculptures for over three decades. Dingle–who has shown at the Whitney Biennial, MOCA, LACMA, Seattle Art Museum, and Denver Art Museum and well and in national and international solo shows–inspires a deep passion: One pair of collectors sold two cars to acquire Girl With Red Flag!
On view at Coaguala will be three cases of new paintings (36 bottles of Verdicchio) and a masterwork from Dingle’s “Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty’s”–her ongoing series widely exhibited since 2006. The installation reflects Dingle’s recent experiences running a full-fledged dining establishment and features her frocked naughty girls now suddenly consumed by the urgency, drama, and brutal stress of Fine Dining.
Also on view will be a greatly enhanced selection of truly outstanding artisan wines and craft beer for Mister Ling’s Market. The artist took a hiatus from exhibiting art beginning in 2000 to open a vegetarian restaurant with Chef Aude Charles in Los Angeles called Fatty’s, which they decided to close this September.
To further enhance the transgressive nature of this art event, Coagula’s irrepressible and impish Mat Gleason has installed a pink jeep kiddie ride in front of the gallery.
The opening begins early on October 26, at 5pm and goes to 11pm, and runs through January 4, 2014. Coagula is open Tues-Sat noon to 5, and by appt.