Artist Statement: I only have three rules for producing "pieces of artistry". Number #1: Stay true to your electrical impulses. Number #2: Everything is real. Keep your eyes open. Rule the #3rd: Once it's done, make it 7% shorter (applicable to any medium).
Curated by Hannah Kate Kelley and Lawrence Kirk, The Gallery at Milepost 5
On Exhibit February 1-28
Stacy Lovejoy is a multidisciplinary artist working in the faux naïf genre. Her sweet looking artwork tickles the viewers’ inner child inspiring them to stay sensitive, honest and playful like children.
The manifest of the “Celebration of Spontaneity” is to awaken people, tickle their mind, and say: "Hey guys! This world is too simple to be taken so seriously!" Let’s just realize that being an adult is the same as being a child, but with far more benefits. As an adult, you belong to yourself and the most important thing is that you have a choice! It means you can have as much candy as you wish, even instead of dinner. And you can wear your clothes inside out, crawl the whole day instead of walking, and climb a tree with a candelabra on your head. The more you play and do such spontaneous and silly things, the more you feel alive.
So, put your whimsical coat on, blush your cheeks with beetroot and come to sip fruit nectar, dance like a crab and celebrate the day of spontaneity, naïvety and sensitiveness.
Stacy Lovejoy is a multidisciplinary artist working in faux naïf genre. Her practice includes a wide variety disciplines ranging from paintings and sculptures to installations and performance art. She expresses herself using different media such as clay, resin, plastic, wood, metal, fabric, as well as things found in thrift stores and low-cost markets.
Lovejoy has been drawing since she was a very tiny crab. Her naïve looking artwork tickles the viewers’ inner child inspiring them to stay sensitive, honest and playful like children and to be ready to spontaneous actions and experiments. In her artwork she declares there are no boundaries in the world that people born free and almighty enough to create their own reality.
Her work has been shown extensively in the United States. During the past year Lovejoy has had solo exhibitions at venues including “Flat Color Gallery” (Seattle, WA), Basic Space Gallery and MilePost5 (Portland, OR). Lovejoy’s studio is currently located in Portland, OR. Her works are in private collections in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia and Asia.