“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
The first book I remember is “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams. Her words are the best ones to describe my work with old things. To me they are alive. When I bring them home, many are orphaned, faded, disjointed, and missing pieces. By bringing them together in new ways, I hope to uncover their beauty and foster a feeling of appreciation from a world that is now drastically different.
Vivienne Marie is a self-taught artist and painter who works in film, television, theater and commercial spaces. A transplant from Minnesota via California, she enjoys classic film, carnival memorabilia, vintage signs, and 1930’s jazz. She lives on the south side of Chicago with her hounds, Hank and Willa.
Where: Ugly Step Sister Art Gallery, 1750 S. Union Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
When: Friday, November 8, 2013, 6 – 11pm
November 8 – December 8, 2013