April 18-May 23, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
Kirk Hopper Fine Art is excited to announce our upcoming solo exhibition for artist Annabel Livermore titled Unseen Works. Annabel Livermore lives and works in El Paso, Texas, and is widely recognized as a unique presence and highly original artist. Livermore has been praised by the New York Times as "a tough act to follow" and the "ultimate in transgression," described by Karen Moss, former curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, as "an anachronism who earnestly pursues a long-held tradition of landscape and genre painting," and art historian John T. Spike, former director of the Florence Biennale, observed that "Livermore embodies the whole spectrum of American symbolist painting."
Rendered with thick applications and using evocative colors, Livermore's paintings are intensely personal, dream-like explorations of the artist's world. In Livermore's frequently undulating landscapes, the ground seems to reach up towards the heavens, creating dramatic scenes where land, water, and sky converge. Livermore spends long periods working on individual paintings, sometimes years on a piece, and often composes free-verse poems to accompany them. For Unseen Works the gallery will feature several of Livermore's oil paintings along with a few Kitchen Watercolors. The works will be displayed behind glass in lavish, handcrafted frames, one of the artist's signatures.
Livermore's paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and are included in the several public collections including the Barrett Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, Arizona State University, the Museum of Art at the University of Oregon and the El Paso Museum of Art.