Liverman’s work is lucid and elegant, examining the simple and mundane moments in our lives that often go frequently overlooked. He approaches his work intuitively with an aesthetic that at first glance would seem incomplete, unbalanced and quite literally rough around the edges. With images reduced to single colors, curious applications of paint, and an emphasis on materials such as burlap and denim, Liverman is intentionally delineating from traditional methods to see beyond prevailing concepts of perfection and still find beauty. His talent at combining the unconventional to create an intimacy within his work is worth experiencing.
Christopher Jon Schroeder’s highly energetic and dynamic oil paintings demonstrate the culmination of three decades of dedication to his craft. His use of bold, dramatic brush strokes and colorful layers of paint create a body of work that melds both the figurative and the abstract. Shortly after formally pursuing his art career, Schroeder was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder that led him on a philosophical journey and influenced his thoughts on the critical analysis of art.
Jennifer Lane was born in Dallas, Texas during the month of August. An artist and filmmaker, her films, collages, and drawings have been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Castillo Di Rivoli in Turin, the Austin Film Society, the Royal College of Art in London, the Miami International Film Festival, and on Japanese television.
"My work started off as an interest in aesthetics of social movements. The art was created as a means to represent a social message or way of life. I became interested in telling my own story, a creation of a new era or society with its own objects based on a personal expression of internal issues and social commentary, designing and developing my own symbols and imagery in order to suggest a message."
“In the last 20 years or so, maybe because of a sense of stability that my marriage has given me, and also I’ve got a place to do it, I’ve started with oils, and I still draw every day, and there are several thousand by now.”
"I have been shooting since my mother handed down her 35mm camera to me at the age of 15. Shooting for over a decade now, my love affair with photography is a never-ending journey. Studying at both St. Edwards University and Texas State University has expanded my interest in the medium."
Myers’ photographs are saturated color files of moments. Her portraits of women emote a sense of intimacy and thoughtfulness aiming to capture the essence of the person not just their physical form. Her landscapes and more abstract work acknowledge the purpose of the image to aesthetically stimulate while simultaneously acting as a visual archive.
"How, as adults, can we stay fresh? How can we produce anew? How can we explore? How can we continue to play? Why must adulthood be a push to deepen rather than broaden? Why must an artist be required to rigorously work toward a conceptual or formal mastery? Cannot he or she work toward a triumph of sensibility?"
“When I first left home, I always carried a notebook, sketchbook, pen and later, watercolors in my guitar case – always kinda making notes, where I was, who I ran into, different stories I ran into up and down the road."
“A lot of my work is from Marfa. I moved there when I stopped going to art school. I mean it’s so beautiful out there. I was very inspired by the landscape … the desert and the light.”