Flatcolor Gallery is pleased to present the whimsical paintings of California artist Kelly Vivanco in her solo exhibition "Where Colors Grow". Additionally, Seattle painter Amy Huddleston will show in the Flatcolor Loft.
Kelly Vivanco's whimsical creations seem pulled from a storybook world where childhood memories wistfully merge with fantastic adventures of a bygone era.
From wildwood to seashore the tangle-haired and gamine subjects of Vivanco's paintings beckon you to follow as they traverse magical destinations with their animal friends.
In Vivanco's work a squirrel shows the way to a new hiding place; an owl prince lights your way home after a day of exploring with a fox, and the stones collected along the way always hold magic.
With Amy Huddleston in the loft!
About Kelly Vivanco
Kelly Vivanco was born and raised in front of a sketchpad and a box of colors in Southern California where she later received her BFA with honors from LCAD. Kelly enjoys setting whimsy to work in many mediums and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, childrenŐs literature and the oddness of her dreams.
Kelly lives and works in Escondido, California, and currently maintains a working studio in the Distinction building. A sampling of the solo and in group exhibitions include showings at the California Center for the Arts Museum, The Portsmouth Museum of Art, Thinkspace, SURU, Gallery 1988, Subtext, Rotofugi, Flatcolor, 323 East, London Miles, Art Basel and Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is held in collections across the U.S. and abroad.
IN THE LOFT
SEPT 1ST - 30TH 2011
About Amy Huddleston
was born in 1964. I started drawing and painting as a kid and refused to give it up. I began formally studying painting around 1983. Shortly after that I was taught an approach by Bill Cumming, based on a branch of Modern Art: Les Nabis.