Since I’m Being Honest With You

Since I'm Being Honest With You


Since I’m Being Honest With You
Kathrin Burmester
January 14–February 11, 2017

MIM Gallery is very pleased to present Since I’m Being Honest With You, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Kathrin Burmester. This is the artist’s first show at MIM Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 14, 6–9 pm.

I’m going to call you “it” just for today, maybe also tomorrow. It might be useful to think of you that way: thing – Ding – das Ding.

In her new videos and sound piece Table Move, Parkour, and Thing, Burmester inserts herself and the viewer into a world of minimally staged objects to explore the many states of ‘thingness’. The works reflect the artist’s interest in thingness as it spans an inner world, domestic space and public platform.

Object, body, sculpture, stage. Material things become options or determinants for actions as they order a space and propose various possible stagings and engagements. To consider a ‘thing’ suggests a maneuver to reaffirm concreteness in the very moment of embracing ambiguity. The gesture continuously shifts the relations between self and other, between subject and object, without ever being able to sever the ties between them. It is an attempt to open up a third space – a space for movement, action, play, resistance and stillness, and the many gradations and failings in between.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11–6 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6–9 pm

For more information, please contact MIM Gallery at 424.299.8223 or