Amy Brakeman Livezey

Featuring artworks by

On View September 7 - October 9, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

5:30 – 6:30 pm | Artist Talk at WYO Theater

Thursday, September 9, 2021:

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Meet & Greet Reception at SAGE Community Arts

Refreshments provided by Verdello and Sheridan Donut Company. Music by Max McClenehan. 

Exhibition Sponsors | Core Physical Therapy, Peak Consulting, A&B Building Supplies, Jon Oman State Farm

Additional Support | AlphaGraphics Sheridan and funding from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Please contact SAGE at 307-674-1970 or visit 21 W. Brundage Street, Sheridan, Wyoming, with purchase inquiries. Shipping options may be available. Open Tuesday-Saturday (close Sunday & Monday). .

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"Afternoon Red"

Mixed media on panel

12" x 12"

SOLD

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"Horsesale"

Mixed media on panel

24" x 24" $1,700

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"The Debutante"

Mixed media on panel

48" x 60" $5,000

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"Lark Sparrows"

Mixed media on panel

40" x 36"

SOLD

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"Waterfall"

Mixed media on panel

24" x 24" $1,700

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"Everyday Affinities"

Mixed media on panel

24" x 24" $1,700

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"Big Yard"

Mixed media on panel

20" x 24"

SOLD

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"Persuasion"

Mixed media on panel

48" x 60" $5,000

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"Second Thoughts"

Mixed media on panel

12" x 12" $550

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"Blue Grace"

Mixed media on panel

24" x 20" $1,400

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"Crossing"

Mixed media on panel

36" x 40" $3,000

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"Second Cut"

Mixed media on panel

16" x 16" $920

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"The Cook on Break"

Mixed media on panel

16" x 16" $920

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"Graceful Pauses"

Mixed media on panel

18" x 16" $960

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"First Snow"

Mixed media on panel

32" x 36" $2,400

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"Summertime Solace"

Mixed media on panel

20" x 24" $1,400

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"Working on the Release"

Mixed media on panel

36" x 32" $2,400

Historical Present

Paintings by Amy Brakeman Livezey


 

This collection of mixed media paintings is Amy Brakeman Livezey’s latest exploration of abstract expression interlaced with figures of the historic west.  Her fascination with old photographs, especially of women, gets documented in these paintings.  Far from being mere reproductions of the photographs, the paintings are histories themselves of the moment by moment wondering and discoveries in the artist’s search for meaning.  While the photographs offer certain “truths” about their subjects, the present-day perspective can express the complexities of looking back through history and making sense of lives then and now.  Stories easily emerge through the figures, but the act of painting tells a story as well, through surprising elements and visible vestiges of layered paint, textures, and shapes. 


 

All the figures in these paintings are referenced from photographs by Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962).  She lived in Encampment, Wyoming and created and collected around 24,000 photographs over the course of her lifetime.  The survival and accessibility of this collection is made possible by the following:

Lora Webb Nichols Archive/American Heritage Center, Laramie, WY

General Encampment Museum, Encampment, WY

Nancy and Victor Anderson

Nicole Jean Hill

Artist Reception

September 9, 2021

Artist Talk

September 8, 2021