Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Livia Stein
Paintings on canvas & works on paper
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Stein's colorful work, often including birds, rocks, and pedestals, is at first playful and childlike. The pieces grow in complexity with each viewing moment, and I found myself looking at each object, attempting to identify and decipher it.

In her artist statement, Stein refers to her work as 'large scale diaries.' The objects and avian models sitting for her symbolize memories, events, visions.
After several days of screeching birds, I had a greater appreciation for her quiet canvas flock.

Also at Andrea Schwartz Gallery through July 31 are paintings by Eric Michael Corrigan.

Posted by Phil Gravitt

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