The Slivinski Exhibit "Up! "Up!"
When: Wed, September 10th, 2014, 6:00 pm -
Sat, January 10th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Where: 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL
The SLIVINSKI EXHIBIT "Up! Up!"
King Art Collective is excited to announce collaboration with Packer Schopf Gallery to present an exhibit of 8 large sculptural works by Artist Lucy Slivinski at 300 S. Riverside Plaza!
Exhibit Runs September 10- January 10
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL
This exhibit is free and open to the general public.
(enter through the WEST entrance after hours and weekends)
Sculptor and installation artist Lucy Slivinski works with found objects to create conceptual spaces of human connection. Drawing upon ideas of recycling, regeneration, and interconnectedness, the works seem at once repelling and inviting, asking the viewer to consider the materials as objects of consumption and waste, but, more importantly, as tools that generate discourse and encourage energetic, physical engagement. In posing complex dynamics such as this, Slivinski's work lends a unique and innovative tint to notions of decay and beauty, promoting neither one nor the other, but rather intertwining and even collapsing the two together.
Using bottles, wire hangers, chairs, mufflers, and a vast array of other found and recycled materials, Slivinski synchronizes the harsh tensions in her work to produce structures and systems that both bend to natural forces and defiantly resist them. Individual pieces cling together as energetically as they threaten to break apart; materials heap themselves into masses, and at the same time, beg to be unwoven. The works in this exhibit demonstrate Slivinski's unique ability to harness opposing forces in the name of balance, and to draw beauty and tenderness from the anonymous and the disposable.
The rhythms within Slivinski’s new work, dance in the viewer’s eye. It is a myriad of colors, shapes, and vibration that resonate the soul. Slivinski’s intention is to touch the viewer through their eyes, while connecting the energy to an inner and outer body experience simultaneously.
Lucy Slivinski’s goal like any great artist is to make her work come alive, so that it informs and inspires her viewers to feel and think. This work is intended to be bold and in your face compassionately. She wants the art to move and have those experiencing it to move with it. “Up! Up!” is a study of vibrational forces that instigate our entire purpose in being.
“UP! Up!” is then, now and forever! The artist statement is intended to connect with the community and engage them in a life that looks upward toward inspired possibilities of change!
Lucy Slivinski, holds an MFA, from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA, from Northern Illinois University. She has just finished installing “Reflections of Scott’s Mill”, a public installation commissioned by the City of Naperville, at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, in Naperville, Illinois. This past summer Slivinski had a one-person exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery entitled “Soul Touch.” In spring of 2013, Slivinski created the “Ancestral Throne,” installation for “Elevation Project,” that was commissioned by Musique De Nuit, at the Roche de Palmer, in Bordeaux, France. In the same year N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami, FL, commissioned her, to create the “Energy Throne,” an installation and performance during Miami/Basel. In the fall of 2012, CS Interiors Magazine named Slivinski “Best Lighting Designer”, in Chicago. In 2010, Lucy completed “Silversurf Gate,” a public installation commissioned by the Chicago Park District located at the Logan Skate Park. Then in 2009, Slivinski completed “Mammoth” “Coal Shark” and “Paleo Indian Gathering”, a public installation for the Hidden Oaks Nature Center, in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
She also had a one-woman exhibition entitled, “Inspired Terrains, Celestial Light in a Forest of Love,” at the Freedman Gallery, at Albright College in Reading, PA. In 2009, Slivinski had a one-woman show at Flatfile Galleries in Chicago, Illinois, entitled “Inspired Terrain, “In the Land of Love There is No Garbage.” And Lucy was celebrated in New York, in a One-person exhibition, at Phyllis Kind Gallery.
She has exhibited several site-specific installations in Chicago, at Art Park, Buffalo, NY, Longwood University, Farmville, VA. and in Columbus, Indiana. She has work in many private and public collections such as, Capital Investments Collection, Chicago, Illinois, The Longhouse Collection in New York, the City of Chicago, City of Bolingbrook, Illinois, City of Naperville, Illinois and the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Her work has been written about in Art in America, New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine, Chicago Interiors, and Luxe Magazine.