Focus: Melodie Provenzano

Last year Laura Hutson wrote in Nashville Scene that Melodie Provenzano’s playful paintings “land somewhere between Jeff Koons kitsch and Takashi Murakami cute … bridging the tricky gap between commercial and accessible.” I’m looking forward to checking out Provenzano’s quirky brand of realism in her first solo show at Nancy Margolis later this month. Provenzano was one of two readers who correctly identified all the images in the Spring/Break Art Show post in March. The opening reception for her show is Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm.

“Melodie Provenzano: Stealth Peace,” Nancy Margolis Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY. May 14 through June 27, 2015.

BONUS VIDEO: Animation of the figurines in action!

Related posts:
Donald Kuspit’s four kinds of realism (2009)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: Q&A with Megan Marden (2012)
Catherine Murphy questions our relationship to the commonplace (2009)

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