Stevie Love lives and works in her handmade adobe house on the edge of the Mojave Desert, and her work is influenced by the space and magical energy of the desert. Early influences include pared-back modern abstraction and the possibilities of expressing more with less. Color and form are hugely important in her work and content is buried in the physicality of the acrylic paint, which she uses in a sculptural manner, blurring the line between painting and sculpture.
Thick juicy acrylic paint applied by squeeze bottle and pastry bags form three dimensional paint objects that hang freely on walls or in space. These paint objects glorify and give voice to the paint itself, and the addition of faux fur adds a surprise element of humor and absurdity to the seriousness of the endeavor. Peter Frank characterized her work as “the crass and the cosmic”.
Love's solo exhibitions include the inauguration of the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, the RVF Fullerton Museum at California State University San Bernardino, and the Scuola Internazionale di Venezia, Italy. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Riverside Art Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History.
Love’s bibliography includes a monograph with essays by Peter Frank and Thomas McGovern, Artscene Gallery Guide, the International Survey of Contemporary Art, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Riverside Press Enterprise, OC Weekly, Art.Blogging.LA, nyartsmagazine.com, Berliner Kunst, International Edition, and zerodegreesart.com.