Post by thinkspace on May 18, 2009 22:09:55 GMT -8
Lil' official show PR here...
Kelly Vivanco ‘The Conservatory’
Kelly Vivanco was born and raised in front of a sketchpad and a box of colors in Southern California. She later received her BFA with honors from LCAD in Laguna Beach. In 2004 Kelly became a Studio artist at Distinction in Escondido and currently maintains a working studio there. Her work has shown in numerous galleries and is held in collections across the U.S. and abroad.
Kelly enjoys setting whimsy to work in many mediums and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, children’s literature and the oddness of her dreams.
“Rather than try to make a statement with my art I paint scenes and characters that draw me in and resonate with something deeper inside. Most of my paintings are inspired from something intangible like the complex feelings knocking around inside of me; or simple like the pose of a child in a vintage photograph or the quizzical tilt of a bird’s head. I enjoy portraiture without parameters and a sliding scale of exaggerated features for the subjects of my paintings.
It is not an intention of mine to create a tableau of symbolism or encode some secret meaning in my paintings. They take shape spontaneously and develop organically. I like to paint and see where it goes. I often don’t have answers to questions posed by my finished works. People ask me what a painting is about, I just ask them what they think it’s about. Their answer is as valid as mine, in my opinion. To me, painting is like magic; it’s like in a child’s world where animals can talk and doorways have personality and anything can happen. Through painting I hope to engage the innate sense of wonder I believe is in everyone. “
Kelly will be in town for the opening, so mark your calendars now to come through and meet this rising star. We're super jazzed to be hosting her debut LA solo show and look forward to all that lay ahead with Kelly.
Just a perfect pairing along with Sarah's work - don't miss this one! Beyond stoked!!!
Last Edit: May 18, 2009 22:11:13 GMT -8 by thinkspace
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Kelly has just knocked it out of the park for her debut LA solo show. 24 stunning new works make up the exhibit. Kelly will be up from San Diego area for the opening, so be sure to come on through to say hey. She's coming up this Sunday to work on a very cool mural/install idea too, so that alone will be worth the trip out.
Post by thinkspace on Jun 15, 2009 12:30:57 GMT -8
Thanks Sven - that means a lot, and so proud of them both. More doll house pieces to come down the line... these are AMAZING. Can't wait for more to follow... already working towards a big follow up show with Kelly in our main gallery for spring '11. She's up next at Subtext and Halogen, so get on those lists now folks.