The End & Means: Works by April Livingston and Joe McCreary at Lite Box

At Lite Box Gallery: Opening Friday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m., The End & Means is a sculptural exhibit, fulfilling the MFA requirements at UA for graduates April Livingston and Joe McCreary. Dealing with themes of her own personal mythology, Livingston aims to inspire the viewer to “question form, assemblage, and the importance of material.” Livingston was born in Mobile, Alabama and received her undergraduate degree from University of New Orleans/University of Mobile and completed a post baccalaureate certificate in painting at S.A.C.I. while studying in Florence, Italy. McCreary’s sculpture deals with the deconstruction of everyday objects, calling into question the importance of the individual components that make up a form. Humorous in their approach, McCreary’s choice of objects is largely autobiographical. McCreary holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been an Artist in Residence at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark for the last ten years. Join us in celebrating with Joe and April!


Event Info

1731 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

April 8th, 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM

“Thou Shalt Pow” – Opening by Collective’s April Livingston

We’re excited to announce April Livingston’s Solo Exhibition “Thou Shalt Pow.”  April participated in the collective’s show at Woodlawn – check her work out again April 19th!

“Thou Shalt Pow”

A Solo Art Exhibition by April Terra Livingston

April 19th -23rd

The Sella-Granata Gallery in Woods Hall

Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


April Terra Livingston invites you to an exhibition of the very back corners of her mind. For her MA thesis, she has constructed a series of characters that she hopes will convey sensations of confused interest in her viewer. These characters should arouse feelings of alarm, curiosity and perhaps even humor. They mean to reveal the constructed nature of the rational and to provoke questions about the curiosity of being. When asked to describe the work, she says, “Each character feels like a piece of my self. As strange as it may sound, they all feel like self portraits.” Constructed of mixed media and found objects, the characters reflect the human form but show strong influence of the grotesque. A reception will be held April 22nd from 7pm to 9pm in the Sella-Granata Gallery at Woods Hall on the University of Alabama campus.