Shoebox Conversations: Stevie Love

Shoebox Conversations: Stevie Love

Welcome to Shoebox Conversations. Our Shoebox PR team, Kristine Schomaker, Sheli Silverio and S. Vollie Osborn, are meeting up with artists via Zoom to discuss their art practice, new work, upcoming exhibitions, and more.

Please meet Stevie Love:

I live surrounded by nature in an adobe house that my husband and I made by hand on the north-facing slope of the San Gabriel Mountains high above the Western Mojave Desert. It is spectacular for its beauty and intimate connection to nature and it feeds into my painting/sculpture hybrids, which bring to mind the connection between body, mind, and soul, inspired by the space and magical energy of the desert.


My work is made of acrylic paint squeezed out of pastry tubes and squeeze bottles. No brushes were used in its creation because I am looking for the physical presence of the paint to create a three-dimensional painting/sculpture hybrid that enters the space with the viewer. The addition of faux fur adds an element of humor to the seriousness of the endeavor, and esteemed critic, Peter Frank, called my work “the crass and the cosmic”.


My work has been featured in private and public spaces across the U.S., and in Asia, and Europe, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, and the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.

Website https://www.stevielove.com

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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