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A Priori Painting Exhibition: Jim Lively opening April 22 at Martsolf Lively

A Fresh Start

Martsolf Lively Contemporary

521 N. Interurban, Richardson, Texas 75081

presents

A Priori Series of Paintings

by Jim Lively

April 22, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 to 9pm

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Fashion designer, Paulette Martsolf and artist, Jim Lively brought their creative talents together to create an innovative concept of merging unique and original fashion with contemporary visual art. The concept gave birth to the endeavor known as “Allie – Coosh Lifestyle” and “Martsolf Lively Contemporary” where fashion gracefully and seamlessly collides with fine art. Previously, Paulette owned Allie-Coosh which featured her own creative fashion for twenty-four years located in Snider Plaza. Due to escalating rent, she decided to renovate the building she owned near downtown Richardson which housed her manufacturing. The renovations resulted in an industrial chic venue which now houses both her manufacturing, a fashion boutique, art gallery and artist studio.

Customed TailoredAs the renovations began to unfold, Jim contemplated as to what might be an appropriate theme for a series of paintings to christen the new venue. After some thought, he kept being drawn back to his days in college where he had the luxury of studying philosophy. Jim was always intrigued by the concept of a priori which may be defined as relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience.

The first painting in this series is entitled “Fresh Start” which is an abstract piece that incorporates imaginary asymmetrical shapes into what appear to be wood grain slats. By its title, the painting is not dependent upon past experience but instead is forward looking and intended to be somewhat unique. Several of the pieces in the series such as the whimsically titled “Little Black Dress” embraces the theme of the Allie – Coosh Lifestyle and Martsolf Lively Contemporary of where fashion collides with art.

Little Black Dress

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Black, White and Wine Feb. 27 at LuminArte

Kays black white window_01_15_2015

Kays “black white window”

“Black, White and Wine”

February 27, 2016 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception Saturday February 27th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

 

LuminArte Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the works of three diverse artists, Jim Lively, Kay Dalton and Sarah Martin. From incorporating wine into paintings to using a blow torch to enhance works of art, these talented and innovative artists run the gamut of creativity and in the words of Frank Zappa “a deviation from the norm”.

To add a hint of additional diversity during the exhibition, LuminArte Fine Art Gallery is hosting a lecture and book signing by Bob Lively of his new novel, “The Thin Place” on Saturday, March 19th, from 7 to 10pm.


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1727 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207
Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Skyfall - Pinot Noir Wine and Acrylic

Skyfall – Pinot Noir Wine and Acrylic

 

 

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