1653 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30606
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vivian Liddell Mural Unveiling Reception at LRG Provisions
5 – 7 PM, July 22nd, 2018
Athens artist Vivian Liddell has designed and executed two related murals for LRG Provisions in Five Points. The main mural is an abstract design on the exterior wall of the building. A smaller, altered slice of the exterior mural can be viewed on an interior wall in the back of the dining room.
The diverse color palette and playful forms of the exterior mural draw from neighboring structures and the immediate environment; several shapes of phthalo turquoise echo Avid Bookstore’s façade across the street. Frequent viewers will be rewarded as they discover the mural’s anamorphic features, such as architectural lines from the front and roof of the building that appear to continue into the mural when seen from specific vantage points. And although something more than shapes and colors is being depicted, it may take a few passes to decipher this very abstract take on a familiar subject.
Liddell requested community input at the beginning of the process by asking for image submissions of beloved kitchens. Using this feedback, her own photographs (one portion of the mural contains imagery based on her mother’s kitchen wallpaper from the 1980’s), and online research, she chose patterns that represented a wide range of time periods and décor. By abstracting these found patterns and reframing them in a more contemporary gestural structure, the finished design evokes a digital landscape that still manages to be nostalgic through the specificity of color.
A reception for the mural unveiling will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, July 22nd with complimentary beer, wine and light snacks.
About LRG Provisions:
LRG Provisions is a cozy neighborhood restaurant located in the Five Points community of Athens, Georgia. They are open for dinner six nights a week and Sunday brunch.
More information is available at http://lrgprovisions.com.
Opening Reception on Thursday, July 19th, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
B18: Wiregrass Biennial showcases the region’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the South’s rich cultural heritage. The exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art forms and media and will feature paintings, sculptures as well as mixed media, new media, and installation art. This year’s show features forty artists from eight states.
Opening Reception Saturday, May 12th 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony at 7PM)
Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibition showcases the phenomenal artistic talents of artists living and working in the state of Georgia. The exhibition awards $1000 for best in show and $700 dollars in other prizes. Georgia Artists will take place at Abernathy Arts Center from May 4 - June 15, 2018. A two person jury panel will review artist submissions to determine which work will be shown in the 2018 exhibition. Our 2018 judge will then review the works after installation to determine which works will recieve awards.
Abernathy Arts Center is a neighborhood arts center operated and managed by the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture dedicated to providing quality arts instruction and programming to the community. Located in Metro Atlanta, Abernathy’s gallery features rotating exhibits that showcase the work of our students and faculty as well as artists from around the country. Abernathy Arts Center is one of the longest running community art centers in Georgia.
Michi Meko is the Arts Education Coordinator at West End Performing Arts Center. His work has been recognized with both the 2017 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant and the 2017 Atlanta Artadia Award. Meko lives and works in Atlanta, GA and has had solo exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and University of Georgia’s Dodd Galleries.
Laura Bell is an Assistant Professor of Art at Kennesaw State University. She has had solo shows at whitespace (Atlanta, GA) and Jennifer Kostuik Gallery (Vancouver, BC). Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and Domino Magazine. Bell currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
Laura Hathaway is the owner and director of Hathaway Contemporary Gallery. The gallery exhibits emerging and established artists across a wide variety of media. Hathaway Contemporary is located on the Westside of Atlanta and was established in 2015.
Abernathy Arts Center, 254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Image by Julia Wynn Shafer
A showcase of mixed media artwork. Curated by Tatiana Veneruso. Apr 6 - May 26, 2018.
Featuring: 70dot • Kenneth Aguar • Priscilla Alarcon • Rose M Barron • Shawn Campbell • Catherine Chang • Whitney Cleveland • Meredith Elder • Mika Fengler • Lisa Freeman • Jeremy Gibbs • Jessica Harbison • Joshua Jenkins • Tyler Jones • Melissa Joseph • Kendal King • Alex Kraft • Vivian Liddell • Lift It Down • Olivia Negron • Ari Richter • Gina Rowland • Julia Wynn Safer • Taylor Shaw • Anna Lee Shultz • Sarah Cowan White
Opening Reception: April 6th, 2018 7-9PM
Sponsored by Mary Porter + Reid McAllister
Vivian Liddell: In Search of Lost Time
A One-Day Solo Exhibition at Parlor ATL
Friday, November 4th, 7 - 10 PM
This show came out of its materials. It started with yarn. My grandmother is 95 years old and has severe dementia. She doesn’t talk much when I’m around, other than to ask the same questions over and over about my sons. (“Is she left handed?” is a favorite.) She lives every other month with my parents and my mother tells me stories of her nights—how my grandmother gets dressed at two in the morning to meet the dead, or go for a drive in a car that she no longer has. She spends the limited waking hours of her days working on puzzles, watching game shows, and crocheting chains from balls of yarn—because she can’t follow a pattern. She sees the yarn that she has crocheted, sitting on my mother’s couch and asks what is this? My mother answers her it’s yours, mother. Then my grandmother will pick up the yarn, start crocheting where she left off, and continue to ask as she works—why am I doing this? I told my mother I could use the chained balls of yarn for an art project. Now that’s how she answers my grandmother: it’s for Vivian’s art.
The chains are made of brightly colored, soft yarn that my grandmother enjoys handling. Her therapist says working on the chains is great for her hand-eye coordination. But when I see the yarn, I feel my grandmother’s frustration at all the things she can’t remember. Mostly I feel sadness for a person who has a whole life that appears to her only in glimpses. As I am working on these pieces, I think about her confusion, her life, and the memories (good and bad) lost.
Marcel Proust starts his masterpiece (In Search of Lost Time) by asking readers to think of the circular, sometimes broken, way we see memories as we doze in and out of sleep, only sorting things out in a linear way as we wake into ourselves and are finally able to place our location, our time, and our thoughts. I imagine my grandmother’s mind to be somewhat like this half-dream state, a series of impressions that dip in and out of the past, combining her lived worlds.
862 Vedado Way NE, Atlanta, Georgia
In the Hall of the Mountain King
A Solo Exhibition, July 15 - Aug 5, 2017
Opening: July 15th (6-10PM)
Closing and artist talk: August 5th (7-9PM)
88 FORSYTH ST SW | ATLANTA GA 30303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vivian Liddell show at Eyedrum finds inspiration in famed Grieg musical suite
Atlanta, Georgia, June 3, 2017 — In the Hall of the Mountain King, a solo exhibition of sculptures, monotypes, and mixed-media paintings by Vivian Liddell, uses Edvard Grieg’s musical composition for the Henrik Ibsen play Peer Gynt as a starting structure. Liddell explores her family dynamics and connections to Danish folklore, as they relate to patriarchy, power, religion, and the American South. The show includes an audio accompaniment.
The paintings and monotypes start with staining. This formal process folds in narrative through the use of seemingly haphazardly embroidered fabric collage and the addition of materials typically associated with “bad” crafts, such as googly eyes, hook rugs, and macramé. Some of the paintings sprout 3-D elements made of soft sculpture, or they sit on the floor rather than hanging on the wall, playfully straddling the line between painting and sculpture.
Visitors to the show first encounter a soft-sculpture troll, whose silhouette is embroidered on the painting it stands before—immediately confronting viewers’ relationship to painting by humorous proxy, and inviting viewers to drop their art-related anxiety on the way in. Through narrative and through use of overtly feminist materials, Liddell’s work is both accessible and combative.
An opening reception (with Sno Cones!) for In the Hall of the Mountain King is set for 7 - 10 pm Saturday, July 15; the exhibition is to remain on view through August 5; the artist will celebrate her birthday during a closing reception slated for 7 - 9 pm Saturday, August 5. Vivian Liddell is available for interview. Images for this exhibition are available upon request.
This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Atlanta.
Eyedrum operates with the generous support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Fulton County Arts and Culture.
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a nonprofit artist-run collective, based in Atlanta, that fosters the experimental and avant-garde across disciplines to create opportunities for dialogue, collaboration, and growth in the contemporary art community.
This is a ticketed event at Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta featuring food, art, and performance. All sales will benefit the Hambidge Center.
For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.hambidge.org/the-auction.html
Juried by Victoria Camblin, Editor + Artistic Director of Art Papers
ON VIEW: April 22 – June 3, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: April 22, 2017, 6-9PM
HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Rd. #4, Atlanta, GA 30318
Atlanta, Georgia – MINT is pleased to present M4: Second Severn Crossing, our 4th annual juried exhibition, hosted by HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, opening April 22, 2017. MINT Executive Director Erica Jamison says, “We are so pleased to be working with Hathaway in their incredible space presenting stellar works for this exhibition. Our juror had an incredibly difficult task narrowing down over 2,200 entries from more than 300 artists.”
Juried by Art Papers Editor + Artistic Director, Victoria Camblin, this exhibition will feature works from eleven emerging artists across the U.S. Camblin says, “The artists selected for this showcase of emerging talent are working across a diversity of styles and media, including sculpture, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, and video. Their works come together to create an uncanny atmosphere, in which our world and our selves are explored through dreams, through the imaginary, and through parallel and alternative realities."
Featured artists are: Catherine Chang, Victoria Dugger, Cangshu Gran, Alessandra Hoshor, Keiff Jones, Alexander Kerr, Vivian Liddell, Jaymerson Payton, Courtney Sanborn, Daesup Song, and Zipporah Thompson.
Lyndon House Arts Center
Please join Curator Beth Sale and Full House Artists, Vivian Liddell, Wendy Longwell and Andrea Wellnitz, for a gallery talk and walk through. Always pleased to be part of 3Thurs Art Night!
Full House 2014 is a biennial invitational exhibit open to the members of the 18 guilds and art groups that call Lyndon House home. Artworks in this show will vary in medium from metal to clay, photography to painting, fiber to printmaking.
Opening Reception: November 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
On View: November 17, 2016 - January 21, 2017
The Lyndon House Arts Center presents Full House, a biennial exhibition
of artwork by members of the groups and guilds that call the Lyndon
House Arts Center home.
Every other year, members of over 15 groups and guilds that meet at the
Lyndon House Arts Center are featured in the Full House exhibition,
including members of Athens Art Association, Athens Area Art Council,
Athens Fibercraft Guild, Metal Arts Guild, Photography Guild, Classic City
Woodturners, Charity Quilting Bee, Cotton Patch Quilters, Hand Spinners,
Lyndon House Arts Foundation, Modern Athens Quilts, Plein Air Painters
Group, Studio Painters, Teen Cartoon Club, and the Visual Arts Guild of
Athens. Over 100 artists are expected to have work in this year’s exhibit.
Vivian Liddell Artist Talk at 6PM
Art After Hours Reception 5:30 - 8:00PM
Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave, Dothan, AL