By Katie Nartonis

Kime Buzzelli is a mixed-media artist working in the high desert. Buzzelli has worked extensively in fashion, as a costume designer and as the owner/curator of the delightful “art-to-wear” boutique, The End in Yucca Valley, CA. Buzzelli studied painting and fashion illustration, receiving a BFA and BAE from Ohio State University. Kime moved to California after college to work as a vintage clothing designer. After 12 years in Los Angeles, she landed in Yucca Valley where she opened her shop, The End – which features Kime’s art as well as vintage and designer clothes, jewelry, books and unique gift items.

Buzzelli has created art installations and paintings for gallery shows in Japan, LA, NYC, Miami & others. Her passion for creating characters and spaces is found in her paintings and extends to her costume and retail projects. Her artwork has been featured in various magazines including Juxtapoz, Flaunt, Beautiful Decay, Swindle, Lula, Nylon, W, The Face, Paper Mag, and Bust.

Kime describes her art as being about reaching a meditative state where her heroines can intercept layered wor lds of clashing colors and patterns. Often her paintings explore the visual vocabulary of daydreams, desire, voyeurism, insomnia, fashion, music, and memories along the way. Found objects and fabric installations create spaces born out of a need to create order out of clutter, beauty out of chaos and otherworldly dreamscapes as an escape from the mundane, monochromatic cult of minimalism. Don’t miss this dynamite show!

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“TURN ME ON” A 70s Love Lounge with Art by Kime Buzzelli
Art Party: Saturday March 11, 6-9 pm (with DJ Lee Joseph)
La Matadora Gallery:
61857 Highway 62 Joshua Tree, CA
Gallery hours 12-5 PM Sat/Sun, Showing through 2 April 2023
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About HeyThere Projects:
HeyThere Projects is located near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Founded in 2019 by intrepid artists and old friends Mark Todd and Aaron Smith, the gallery showcases emerging and established artists in a setting surrounded by vast natural splendor. In the Spring of 2022, the space was expanded to include a retail space which features folk art, books, zines, wearables, ceramics, and desert lifestyle supplies.

HeyThere Projects continues to expand its engagement through new initiatives, including publishing, print editions, merchandise, exhibition partnerships, and events.

Katie Nartonis is a writer, curator, art + design specialist and film maker. Her exhibit “Edwin + Lloyd” based on the founding of the Institute of Mentalphysics’ Retreat Center and the Lloyd Wright architectural treasures there is open 10am-5pm March 3, 4 and 5th. Her most recent documentary film “Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick” premiered at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater during Palm Springs Modernism Week, 2023.

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