We are excited to announce our next art show with Oakland artist, Lisa Hsia. Lisa has been a regular of Resurrect for many years and we were thrilled to see her beautiful watercolor pieces. Join us for the art reception on Saturday, May 18th from 6 pm - 9 pm. Read on to learn more about the show and Lisa.
HOW TO MAKE ART WITH A TODDLER is a selection of Lisa Hsia’s recent work, showcasing what can be created within the restrictions of full-time parenting and no dedicated studio space. (Lisa painted the title piece with her three-year-old actually sitting on her lap.) As indicated on the title, making art “with” a toddler has various meanings: artistic collaboration between mother and child, frequent physical proximity and shared space, rarely having time or solitude, the energetic drain of moving constantly between the very different demands of caretaking versus art-making, regular inspiration from exposure to a young child's openness of expression. All the artworks demonstrate some way of finding freedom within constraint, whether through highly saturated color in small doses, larger works created from an accumulation of small ones, quick live sketches, or lettered reminders-to-self that creativity is as much about the process as what emerges from it.
Lisa Hsia is a writer, artist, and mother living in Oakland. She works primarily in watercolor and brush pen. Her creative motivations are: to honor the richness and transience of life by documenting the moment; and to maximize — within the constraints imposed by parenting and not having a studio — the sheer joy of color and the meditative qualities of watercolor. Her artwork has been featured at Kearny Street Workshop’s annual APAture festival, Manifesta salon, and on various websites. You can find her online at satsumabug.com and on Instagram as lisa.hsia.art .