ANNELL LIVINGSTON

Annell Livingston’s hard-edged horizontal, vertical, and diagonal gridded neo op art paintings are filled with a multitude of hand painted gouache shapes. The abstract works offer a lively balance between the geometric and organic as variances of value and hue subtly shift through rigid linear compositions.

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Annell Livingston

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Annell Livingston’s hard-edged horizontal, vertical, and diagonal gridded paintings are filled with a multitude of hand painted gouache shapes. The abstract works offer a lively balance between the geometric and organic as variances of value and hue subtly shift through rigid linear compositions. Livingston, a native of Houston, has lived in Taos, New Mexico since 1994. Livingston has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.

As she has stated, Livingston’s art is profoundly influenced by her environment. Living in the high desert provides an insight into the meticulous compositions. The grids may be viewed as topography mapping a large abstract plain, perfectly uniform and stable. The subtle variances of color have the effect of softness and sensuality, creating an alternate approach to design and level of emotional depth to the composition. The works help broaden our view of nature as a uniform system that is both measurable and unpredictable; the merging of these two concepts create paintings that illicit awe and beauty.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015  Fragments Geometry Change, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Fragments Geometry Change, Melissa Morgan Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA

Fragments Geometry Change, d.m.Allison Gallery, Houston, TX

Desert Poems, Conrad Wild Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2010 PENUMBRA, Lumina Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2007 LIGHT OF A LIFE, Lumina Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2006 THE INFLUENCE OF PLACE; THE NEW MEXICO YEARS 1994-2006, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 ANNELL LIVINGSTON, Yurinkan Art Center, Kiryu, Gunma, Japan

NATURE FRAGMENTS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

ANNELL LIVINGSTON, Karen Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001  TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN TAOS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe NM

1996  CONTEMPORARY ART; THE AMERICAN INDIAN INFLUENCE, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1995  ANCIENT GLYPHS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1994  INTERSECTIONS, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

BOOK OF HOURS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1992  LOOKING THROUGH THE OVERLOOKED, North Harris County College, Houston, TX

1991  RECENT STILL LIFE, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

RECENT WORKS, Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1990  KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, Kirkpatrick Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

RECENT WORK, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

1989  PROCREATION, Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

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