Richmond Artist Matt Lively has made a name for himself with beecycle paintings and many others than can be found on the outside and inside of buildings in Richmond and beyond. He has assembled his newest works for a fantastic show at the glavekocen gallery here in Richmond. The show is called Playfield and will kick off on Friday, November 7 and will run through November 29.
What does this have to do with pinball? Matt was inspired by pinball art in creating the works exhibited. The influence of playfield art can be seen in Matt’s vibrant colors, his use of line and his use of varnish over bare wood to serve as the backdrop for a number of the works.
As part of the show, Matt asked me and Taylor to loan him pinball machines to have in the gallery during the course of the show. Taylor and I delivered Indy 500 and Whirlwind to the gallery yesterday. The machines look great in the gallery. Taylor and I had a chance to see the work that Matt has included in the show. Matt’s art is exciting and accessible and I hope that you will stop by to check out his work and play some pinball if you are in the area.
The top score during the show will win one of Matt’s paintings.