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.
On choosing the artists in the exhibition Vivanco states "Some of the artist's work I have admired for a long time and some I found recently online or via shows in LA and was impressed. It's cool what you find if you look around with fresh eyes. There are so many amazing artists out there, it was hard to cap it at 28! The 8x8" theme was chosen because I love to work in square format and wanted to see what the artists I chose would come up with working in a small scale. Plus, with 28 artists working in different styles and mediums, the small squares would provide a visual unity to bring the show together."
Featuring: Philip Kirk, Amy Huddleston, Alex Noriega, Angela Petsis, Angie Mason, Allison Sommers, ShowChicken, Rik Catlow, Andrea Zuill, Dennis Hayes IV, Josh Clay, Tom Haubrick, Ken Garduno, Alison O Donoghue , Jason Limon, Matte Stephens, Art & Ghosts, Netherland , Ekundayo, Mike Maxwell, Chris Ryniak, Jeremiah Ketner, Jenn Porreca, Kelly Vivanco, Matthew Feyld, Jennifer Lewis, Doug Boehm, & Amy Earles.
Distinction is a 7000 square foot building which houses a gallery and 14 artist studios ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet. The Gallery features contemporary and cutting edge art work with a soft focus on Urban Surrealism. Distinction exhibits work by emerging and internationally acclaimed artists and is located at: 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.