Los Angeles, CA - Thinkspace is pleased to present ‘Springs to Mind’, an exhibition of new work from Escondido, CA based artist Kelly Vivanco. ‘Springs To Mind’ will showcase over two-dozen new acrylic paintings on both canvas and wood panel, including Vivanco’s largest paintings to date alongside several works that incorporate moving parts and more.
Also showing concurrently in our project room will be ‘A Time To Forget,’ an exhibition of new works from Los Angeles based artist Anthony Clarkson in what will be his second solo exhibition with our gallery.
Please join us on February 5th from 7-10 PM to meet the artists in person and to get the first look at their incredible new collections. Both exhibitions will run until February 26th, 2011.
About Kelly Vivanco:
Raised among Beatrix Potter’s woodland creatures in a nest of drawing supplies somewhere in Southern California, Kelly Vivanco grew up with a confident hand, an acute sense of color and a wealth of playful intuition. Seeking to express a childlike perception of endless possibility, she paints a mysterious world in which young people and charismatic animals are busily engaged in their lives. Although her work brings to mind the great children’s illustrators of the turn of the century, its vintage storybook sensibility is made contemporary by the self- possessed attitude and quirky style of her subjects. In many of her paintings, it is the eyes that captivate the viewer – they are deep, glistening pools of emotion that can evoke a narrative in a glance. Yet her goal is to leave their meaning open to interpretation, so as to allow an infinite potential of stories and associations to unfurl.
In her most recent body of work, which she has titled ‘Springs to Mind.’ Kelly explores a secret place where both water and imagination flow freely – where random chance and make- believe intertwine. There we find intrepid heroines, voyagers and dreamers roaming among forest streams, stairwells, tree houses and enchanted pools. Gazing into their lambent eyes in the perpetual twilight, we are visited by that feeling of empathy and wonder that sparks the imagination to life.
Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the works for ‘Springs To Mind’ coming together here: