Photo of Adam Lavigne '14 and Anna Cruz '13

Studio art alumni Anna Cruz ’13 and Adam Lavigne ’14 are featured in the Mills Gallery current exhibition titled Heaven Is a Place on Earth. The exhibition runs through June 11. The collaborative duo first met in an intermediate drawing class taught by SVAD faculty member, George Donald and have been creating work together for almost five years since.

“Though each creates their own pieces, it’s sometimes difficult to tell who made what. (One clue is the canvases: Cruz uses pre-stretched ones; Lavigne builds his own, often in complex geometric shapes.) They share a cheerful color palette, and each seems to work from a personal set of symbols, an individual iconography. The dovetailing of their work, Lavigne says, was as simple as just sitting down making drawings together.”

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Little Devil Pentagon painting by Adam Lavigne
Adam Lavigne, Little Devil Pentagon, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 57 in.
E.A.R.T.H. painting by Adam Lavigne
Adam Lavigne, E.A.R.T.H., 2019, acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 in.
Leaving Eden Painting by Anna Cruz
Anna Cruz, Leaving Eden, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 60 ½ in.
Prayer Painting by Anna Cruz
Anna Cruz, Prayer Painting, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.