First and foremost a painter, Margie Livingston’s desire is to liberate painting from illusion and embrace an entirely new approach to making work. Employing strategies and methods associated with the construction and carpentry trade, she builds three dimensional “paint objects” that are made entirely out of acrylic paint, allowing her to directly translate the phenomena of space, light, color and gravity upon these hybrid structures. Solid blocks and logs of paint and sheets of paint reconstituted into "wood" products, such as waferboard and paneling, investigate the properties of paint pushed into three-dimensions. Inevitably layered with personal history, Livingston's work also has art-historical connections—pushing paint into the domain of sculpture, nodding to the ready-made, and using non-mimetic color to highlight artificiality—the obvious links are not just with Frank Stella's paintings but also with the work of Jackson Pollock, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, and Lynda Benglis.
Livingston has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, China, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, The Netherlands, PROGR Zentrum fur Kulturproduktion, Bern, Switzerland, and Amerika Haus-Berlin, Germany, among others.
Courtesy of Luis De Jesus
Works Available for Purchase