Danielle Kimzey, Kristen Necessary + Kelly Jones, 'Chambers'

Chamber music is a style of music arranged for small instrumental groups. Historically, a composition was performed in a private living space among acquaintances and can be compared to the act of conversation. The intimacy of the home creates an atmosphere that shapes the experience of the performance in a manner unlike its counterparts. The exhibition Chambers, featuring the work of Danielle Kimzey, Kristen Necessary, and Kelly Jones, similarly embraces the domestic space as a site rich with unique narratives. The private realm harbors sensitivity, which magnifies the nuances and idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants and sets a stage for noticing the extraordinary in the seemingly banal.

Originally from Dallas, TX, Danielle Huey Kimzey currently lives and works in southern California. She graduated from The University of Iowa with an MFA in Painting in 2011. Prior to graduate school she worked as a gelato scooper, a muralist in Costa Rica, a tour guide in France, and a high school art teacher. She is currently a visiting artist-in-residence at Knox College. For more information please visit www.daniellekimzey.com

Kristen Necessary is a working artist and the director of Zenic Press in Iowa City. Born and raised in the coalfields of southwest Virginia amidst the cultural region of Central Appalachia, this experience influences her artistic work and conceptual awareness to the relationship between place and identity. She was awarded an MFA by the University of Iowa and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally
and is part of many collections including the Denver Art Museum. For more information please visit www.kristennecessary.com

Kelly Jones is originally from Iowa City where she currently lives and works. She earned her B.A in Art History and Studio Art with a B.F.A in Painting at the University of Iowa. Kelly currently works at Herteen and Stocker Jewelers where some of her paintings are hung in the windows.