Liminal Beings Solo Exhibition

Sharing a few of my paintings here from my recent solo exhibition, "Liminal Beings". This exhibition was in November 2021 at Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 

Unfurling Hollow, oil on panel, 12x16" (sold)

Nectar Spirits, oil on panel, 12x16" (sold)

Blue Pill, oil on panel, 14x11" (sold)

Phantasm, oil on panel, 16x12" (sold)

Bonded Nomads, oil on yupo/panel, 12x9" (sold)

Conjure, oil on panel, 14x11"

Harbinger Foam, oil on panel, 12x9"

Sails, oil on panel, 11x14" (sold)

Exhibition Statement:
Liminal beings are those that cannot easily be placed into a single category of existence. Associated with the threshold state of liminality, they represent and highlight the semi-autonomous boundaries of the social world. These new works were spawned in recent times during the lockdowns that started in 2020. These Liminal Beings are depictions of conglomerations of emotional responses to these times, when often it’s been difficult to process what’s happening in the world.

This series of paintings is a heartfelt poem to the darkness, the chaos, and the unknown. Each of these Liminal Beings defines an acknowledgement and acceptance of the unfamiliar and the different, the deep-down, rawness of humanity that all of us share but so many stifle or cast aside. If these paintings have stirred a curiosity or a pause to wonder for a moment, then they have evoked a response that could lead to the possibility of a broader acceptance, a connection, and becoming a bit closer to what humanity truly is.

Like with humans, there is a story in these beings that shifts and evolves as the viewer spends time experiencing them. Liminal Beings are the threshold, a bridge to an acceptance of the unknown and a chance at understanding one another.


There are 24 paintings total. These are just a few of them, but you can view them all at Copro Gallery in their web preview in Past Exhibitions.

If you'd like to read more about the paintings, I've posted a few articles on Muddy Colors about them here:

"Liminal Beings" click here

"Art and Contemplation" click here

"Immersed in a New Mindscape Painting" click here

"Why Try New Things?" click here

"Learning To Swim. A Metaphor" click here

"Painting The Intangible" click here

I'm very grateful for the opportunity to show these paintings, and so motivated by the experience to keep exploring. Stay tuned for more! And thanks for reading :) For more frequent posts with my art, WIPs, upcoming shows and workshops, visit my Instagram acccount @vanessalemen 

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