I just got back from a visit with California artist Livia Stein at her Oakland studio. I went out to select the new work for her upcoming gallery opening, “Figures In Flux: hybrid collages” that’ll open with an artist reception for Livia at 15th Street Gallery on Thursday, October 30. 6-9 PM.
We are beyond excited to bring Livia to Boulder for this event. For the past year and a half, she has been creating a series of collaged figures. These life-sized multi-media works on paper are an amalgam of her recycled prints and recently made animal and human heads. Boy, is it ever a colorful and playful reminder that, as humans, we can take ourselves way too seriously!
Livia began this series about a year ago, not specifically thinking it’d be a series. She works that way: letting the work take on a life of its own; she makes it up as she goes along. Talk about life! This body of work is so full of life that the figures almost jump off the wall. We’re planning to fill the entire gallery with dozens of these “in flux” figures. They’ll be everywhere.
Livia lives and works in the urban-hip and highly creative Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Her work is included in the following permanent collections: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Dominican University of California, San Francisco State University and numerous others. She’s very respected, accomplished and oh-so-cool.
We can’t wait to pick her up at DIA on the 30th. It’s such an honor to bring this edgy work from the Bay area to Boulder, Colorado.
For more information and directions, view this event on Google+.