Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kelly Vivanco Exhibition Information - The Conservatory - @ Thinkspace (June 12th - July 3rd)

ロサンゼルスのギャラリーThinkspacで2009年6月12日7月11日にかけて開催されるSarah Joncasの展示会に併せ、ノースカウンティサンディエゴ在住の画家Kelly Vivanco (ケリー・ヴィヴァンコ、ケリー・ビバンコ)の展示会が開催される。

Kelly Vivanco

‘The Conservatory’

June 12th – July 3rd
Opening Reception: Fri, June 12th, 7-11PM

Opening in conjunction with Joncas’ show is an exhibition from San Diego based artist Kelly Vivanco. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and will be showcased in our project room. Alongside Vivanco’s work we will also feature new works from Vietnamese artist Tran Nguyen as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series.

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. “

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Thur-Sun 1-6PM or by appointment

traveling with the ghost: Kelly Vivanco

Kelly Vivanco - Art
SNEAK PEEK: Kelly Vivanco "The Conservatory" - a set on Flickr

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