Jimmi Toro’s new multi-media exhibition is inspired by Carl Jung’s observation that, “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Toro is a Salt Lake City-based painter, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. In Kindle a Light, he brings together all of these creative pursuits to present an immersive experience for the viewer. Music, art and video combine to examine humanity in its many forms. Through an evocative use of color and line, and sound and movement, his work speaks to the deep connections that bind us all.
Kindle a Light is also a unique opportunity to view the creative process. In this interwoven exhibition, each piece inspires the other—a song creates a visual image, a painting comes to life in video. Sight and sound combine, creating a new connection between artist and viewer. It is a complete immersion in the intrepid and thoughtful mind of Jimmi Toro, shedding a brilliant new light on the darkness of mere being.
Kindle a Light will also feature artwork by students in the Kimball’s Young Artists’ Academy, who worked closely with Toro in Fall 2016.