LIFELINES:  the show that lost its place

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What was supposed to be a four-month run turned into a ten day blip, or as some might say, a pop-up. 


Lifelines opened on Feb. 14 then nine days later, Saturday the 23rd, and with no warning, orders came from above to take it down.  The entire enterprise left the following Tuesday.

Reason: landlord greed.




The sadness is the loss of yet another exhibit venue in Santa Barbara.


I thank everyone who came to the opening and all of you who intended to see the show.  It was an honor sharing the space with Francine Hirsch.

A truncated version will be exhibited, at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, throughout July.  Hope to see you then.

 
 
 
 
SITTING DUCKS:HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT/SITE    FLOCK Lotusland, Montecito, CA RT Livingston 2015
SITTING DUCKS: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT/SITE:

 SITTING DUCK comes from the time in a duckling’s life when the pinfeathers haven’t yet developed into feathers. Trapped on ground they are at their most vulnerable. This installation is a metaphor for our own vulnerability and an idiom warning of attack. The piece is about the plight of birds everywhere, whether through the site of a gun, or through the sites of corporate chemical barrels. Hiding in plain sight refers to looking and not seeing something obvious

Wooden mallard decoys, camouflaged as rocks, get lost in a maze of river rock.  

Their survival depends on them not being seen.

Camouflage is the act of making something blend into its surroundings. Camouflaging hunters’ decoys is an absurdity.  Decoys are meant to attract other ducks, not hide from them.  Its origins are in the First World War when camouflaged battle dress became standard issue.  

The military explored Pablo Picasso and George Braque’s cubist concepts 
in the development of the art form.


http://www.lotusland.org/flock-artists-installations/


 
 
Ruth Brennan's article about 'handwriting on the wall'
 Rapid City Journal
    01.27.2015 
  see link below:
 
 
 
 
'handwriting on the wall'  
a temporary wall installation about survival in one form or another
acrylic/graphite/pastel

APEX GALLERY
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD
01.16 thru 02.20.2015

'handwriting on the wall'
3'X15'

'present tense'
3'X11'

'impossible/crucial'
3'X7'

'signature piece'

an interactive wall installation
3'X6' 


 
 
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"handwriting on the wall"


Apex Gallery
School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, South Dakota
01.16.-02.20.2015

RT Livingston's interactive painted/text drawn installation focuses on survival in one form or another.


"I had no idea how this environmentalist, not to mention conceptual artist, would be received at a mining school in the Dakotas.  I was gratified at their openness."
RTL

 
 
RT LIVINGSTON


'handwriting on the wall' 
an interactive exhibit
Apex Gallery 
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY  
JANUARY 16TH THROUGH FEBRUARY 20, 2015