“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” – MyModernMet.com
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Kelly Vivanco
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
“Blanket Fort” is part of a series that I touch on from time to time depicting ‘my girls’ in fantastical outdoor settings. It has the elements of mystery and wonder I love to work with rendered out in saturated tones. The theme partially stems from some nostalgic feelings of building ephemeral blanket forts and being ‘protected’ from things, real or imagined.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was ratcheting up my artistic works in a new studio after being creatively dormant for too many years. I was also going through some important and difficult personal transitions. It was a pretty intense time!
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Ample paints and supplies, tons of music, inspiring books and clippings, dark chocolate and no interruptions.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Still going strong, as happy and healthy as ever and painting what ever I fancy. I would like to get back into oils, make more construction anchored pieces with my husband, Peter. I would also love to make more sculptures and larger works as well. I am excited to see the organic progression of what I am working on now.
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I have tons of new work in store for my “Springs To Mind” show with you guys in February! I will also have a few pieces in L.A. and London group shows through the year, another wine label released at Wiens and a solo in the Fall at Flatcolor in Seattle. It will be a busy year!
Artist website: www.kellyvivanco.com
Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com