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Kim Dingle, Wine Bar For Children, Coagula Curatorial

OCTOBER 26, 2013 - JANUARY 4, 2014

Los Angeles contemporary artist, Kim Dingle, will show her first art installation in Los Angeles since 1997 and will merge her restaurant and studio practice by curating a Boutique Wine and Craft Beer shop at Coagula Curatorial art gallery in Chinatown's historic Ling's Market (974 Chung King Road, Chinatown, Los Angeles, 90012).

On view will be three cases (36 bottles of Verdicchio) of new paintings and a masterwork from Dingle's "Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's" - an 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.

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. Also on view will be a greatly enhanced selection of truly outstanding artisan wines 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. This is her first solo show in Los Angeles since 2007.

Dingle's work has been exhibited extensively. She has had many solo exhibitions and wasselected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Dingle's works are included in the collections of MOCA Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, The San Francisco Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Peter Norton Family Foundation, among others.