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
A group exhibition curated by Georgia Strange for the Women's Caucus For Art of Georgia
Lyndon House Art Center
293 Hoyt St.
Athens GA 30601
September 10, 2015 - Opening Reception and Artist talk - 6 to 8pm
September 17 - Our first Draw Table - 6 to 8pm - An evening of collaborative community drawing with exhibiting artists and members of the WCAGA (6 artists present)
October 10, 2015 - Draw Table - Our 2nd Drawing Marathon from 1 to 4pm
Continuing in the tradition of DEER BEAR WOLF’s mission to celebrate all that is Atlanta, OCULARIS, an art exhibition curated by Katie Troisi, is a diverse collection of new work from 19 Atlanta artists ranging from traditional painting and illustration to mixed media sculpture and video to installation and projection mapping.
Opening Reception: July 17th, 6 - 11 PM
91 Broad St SW, Atlanta GA