09:02 AM

O'Kane Gallery Presents Abstract Works by Annell Livingston

The O'Kane Gallery presents "Fragments, Geometry & Change," a collection of works from artist Annell Livingston. The exhibition will be on display for free, public viewing Feb. 12 - March 17, 2015.

Annell Livingston's hard-edged horizontal, vertical, and diagonal gridded paintings are filled with shapes hand-painted in gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. 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. The O'Kane Gallery is proud to bring Livingston's work back to her hometown for a one-person exhibition of seventeen gouache paintings.

Livingston's art is profoundly influenced by the high desert in which she resides. The grids may be viewed as topography mapping a large abstract plane, perfectly uniform and stable. The subtle variances of color have the effect of softness and sensuality, creating emotional depth in 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.

Opening ceremonies will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the third floor gallery.

Annell Livingston, Fragments Geometry & Change #140, gouache on watercolor paper Annell Livingston, Fragments Geometry & Change #140, gouache on watercolor paper