Rather than seeking a resolution to the ongoing abjection of Blackness, Kimberly’s work symbolizes the wake in which the legacy of Black humanity has and continues to exist.

Using illuminated projections of photographs from personal and public collections, her work generates figurative translations of Black archives through a mixed palette of monochromatic drawing and painting mediums.

Through this process of reconstruction, making in darkness, and forming language from light and shadow – a throughline of resistance becomes present in her work. From gestural brushstrokes to cross-hatchings and smudgings – Kimberly’s oscillating markings coalesce, evincing the modalities of Blackness across time.