of Cincinnati announces a new exhibition, Living Arrangements: New Works by Alicia Little
April 5 - 26, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Live(In) Gallery announces its April exhibition, Living Arrangements: New Works by Alicia Little. With this new body of work the artist, having just moved house, examines her domestic surroundings and all that they imply through a series of arrangements, both serious and mundane. Within a domestic space one is forced to think about compromise, roles, status, accommodation, adaptation, and comfort. A house is a constructed setting, within which we strive to meet the needs of our biological functions, as well as aesthetic impulses. The inclination to decorate and arrange stems from observations of balance that exists in the natural world. Through the use of artificial materials, such as faux plants and plastic, we try to simulate this balance, while also attempting to accommodate not only our aesthetic, but that of other members of the household as well. Using household items, Little presents a variety of works whose placement results in a kind of tension between objects and space. The results of these meditations suggest scenarios of struggle and imperfection, while the use of plastic and thick paint maintains a glossy appearance.
Alicia Little is a sculptor and painter from Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2013. Combining multiple objects and using the wall to create three-dimensional paintings, her work focuses on empathizing with objects and perceiving struggles based on their placement and arrangement. Alicia seeks to enlarge and dramatize these often mundane struggles through use of color, tension, and balance within a space. She often place things close together and in clusters, similar to how one would arrange furniture and decorations within a home. Her work stems from a combination of everyday stimuli that she then processes and formulates into visual experiences.
Please come celebrate the opening with us on Saturday April 5!
For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live(In) Gallery is located at 2159 Central Avenue in Brighton.
Gallery is free and open to the public, with street parking in front of the space and on nearby streets.
Gallery hours are by appointment.
Mission Statement: Live(In) Gallery is an alternative arts space located in the Brighton
neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Live(In) exhibits emerging and established artists with an emphasis on experimental, ephemeral, and collaborative works presented in a domestic setting. Live(In) is run by Molly Donnermeyer and Amy Scarpello, who also reside in the space.