Liv Aanrud: Ravel Ravel

February 21 - March 29, 2015

Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents, Ravel Ravel, the first one person exhibition in New
York City of textile works by Liv Aanrud, in our project space at 237 Eldridge St.

Liv Aanrud creates all-over textile abstractions informed by the language of painting. She
employs the traditional folk method of rag rug hooking, inspired by her discovery of a freely
designed abstract rug made by her grandmother in the 1940s. Aanrud’s textiles resemble slowly
stitched drawings or labyrinthine murals. Aanrud’s high key palette reflects the city of Los
Angeles where strange succulents and smoggy pastel sunsets cast shadows on a graffitied
landscape. Her intuitively constructed patterns meditatively build upon one another, weaving
personal symbology, words and ruminations into a patterned reverie.

This fall, Liv Aanrud’s work was included in Taylor University’s Metcalf Art Gallery “A Gap in
the Screen: Tracking the Trickster through Myth and Art” organized by Peter Acheson and Craig
Olson. Aanrud was awarded a full scholarship and teaching fellowship at Mason Gross School of
the Arts at Rutgers University, where she received her M.F.A in 2011. Aanrud’s work has been
the subject of one-person exhibitions at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY and Oasis Gallery,
Marquette, MI.