CLOSES: APEX: Margie Livingston

November 15, 2015 all-day

Seattle artist Margie Livingston makes sculptural objects out of paint, pouring gallons of acrylic to form skins that she hangs on nails, drapes over pegs, leans against the wall, piles like discarded laundry, and cuts into planks. Her paint is both object and subject—it may be a minimal abstract shape that stretched over an armature becomes a table, or it may seem like flesh but resemble a net or wooden paneled wall. The dichotomy between object and subject creates seductive, visceral, and mysterious works of art.

APEX is an ongoing series of exhibitions of Northwest-based artists, curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
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Margie Livingston - Rough Cut Paneling, Dark and Light
Margie Livingston, Rough Cut Paneling, Dark and Light, 2013, Stack of Planks, 2013, acrylic paint, Installation at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles.