Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17, 2013 New Mexico Artist

New Mexico Artist, Annell Livingston to Exhibit Works from her “Fragments” Series in Modus Operandi, Curated by Kelly Woman for Ground Arts Organization

(New York, NY) - Artist Annell Livingston (featured above) will join Steven Peters, and Erik Patton in M.O. (Modus Operandi), an exhibition organized by senior curator, Kelly Woman, at Ground Arts Organization, located at 508-526 W. 26th St, 9E/9F, New York, NY. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 6:30-8:30 P.M.

The three artist participants were selected by juror, and New York Arts Magazine Executive Editor, Jason Stopa. The exhibition explores multilayered processes and diverse materials, expressive abandon and simultaneous emotional restraint, deconstruction and manipulation of visual information, and fragments of color reorganized in limitless permutations of dimensional space, existing throughout time as essence of experience.

Annell Livingston is from El Prado, New Mexico; she has had a career that spans five decades, and her work reflects her environment. The colors are inspired by nature and the landscape that surrounds her. For Livingston, native weavings, the light of a particular season, of a day or an hour of the day, and the cyclical aspects of day and night all posses a rhythm of reassurance in their variety and unpredictability.

She began working with grids in 1986, and more specifically her "Fragments" series in 2005, and considers these to be abstract narratives, with colors gathered from the New Mexico landscape, and her experience of learning to work with handmade oriental papers. Interestingly, her "Fragments" became "A Day in the Life", which evolved into "The Eternal Circle". To quote Annell, "I am trying to fuse image and spirit, harmony of mind, hand and heart . . . each is true to the moment, new as never seen in exactly this way . . . like each new day, forever changing."

Annell Livingston has had one-person exhibitions at Lumina Gallery in Taos (2007, 2010), Karan Rulen Gallery in Santa Fe (2006, 2004, 2001, 1996, 1995, 1994), Lynn Goode Gallery in Houston (1990,1994), Sol Del Rio Gallery (1991,1989). In 2004, Livingston had a one-person show in Kiryu, Gunma, Japan at the Yurinkan Art Center. In 1990, The Kirkpatrick Museum in Oklahoma City also honored her with a one- person exhibition "Known and Unknown". Her work is included in the permanent collection of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, and in numerous corporate and private collections nationwide.

Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, and Erik Patton were chosen as winners from the Summer 2012 Competition.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Awesome, kiddo! You've hit the Big Apple!!!!!! I love this vibrant painting - definitely holds all the color of your home landscape.

Anonymous said...

You go girl! Congratulations,


brenda w said...

Caw! Caw!

ds said...

Wow. That is beyond wonderful, Annell! Tell me, is the exhibition still running?