Lissa Rivera’s artwork “Blue Room” [from the series “Dioramas”] is discussed in Artscope magazine’s review of the inaugural exhibition “Breaking Ground” at the Lunder Arts Center:
Many of the pieces demonstrate a distinctive level of experimenting and thoughtfulness, including Lissa Rivera’s “Blue Room,” a digital diorama photograph with vibrant colors and numerous fine details that appears to leap off the wall and commands attention. Rivera’s inspiration comes from “pure fantasy” and the earliest uses of photography and cinema as “carnival side-show attractions.” Her combination of simple materials (cardboard, paste, and many materials used in elementary school art projects) and exciting themes (“Blue Room” calls to mind the Victorian Era) results in an intricate fusion of dreamlike images and genuine amazement. This remarkably fascinating piece of visual art is not easy to look away from.
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View the article at artscopemagazine.com
Browse Lissa Rivera’s series “Dioramas” at ClampArt
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