ALSO our gallery walk on March 21, the second Artists' Talk was with Melissa Meyer at Lennon Weinberg
I was reacquainted with MEYER at the exhibition having been to her studio many years ago when she was an emerging artist. It was great speaking to her about how she makes her paintings. I knew that the paintings are worked flat on the floor, and MEYER moves around the canvas with her brushes and colors and does what she called a "little dance" working spontaneously from the inside out creating strokes with the motion of her body.
I have always admired her spectacular use of color and her style of lyrical abstract painting. Her work is now in many private, corporate and museum collections.
Our Art Gallery Walk on March 21st was full of surprises... Not only did we have a multitude of wonderful new artwork to view, we also were fortunate to have 2 Artists' Talks... Anne Neely at the Lohin Geduld Gallery. At that time we were very fortunate because the video below was taken by one of our group members, who is also the blogger ART RAVELS. I truly enjoyed viewing this exhibition. The artist is very definite with every stoke of the application of paint. Her marks are deliberate and come together to make exceptional pixilated landscapes. Her use of color is dynamic as well as meditative.
Well, well...you never know what you will see or who you will run into strolling in CHELSEA. On Saturday, March 14, we had a lot of fun chatting it up with Artist Kenneth Snelson, Sculptor, at his retrospective exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery. He was kind enough to speak with our group and answer questions. Here is the link to the YouTube video:
There will be a Book Signing at Marlborough Gallery on Thursday, March 19th. All are welcome to attend.
Another highlight of our "walk" was seeing Video Artist, Tony Oursler's exhibition at Metro Pictures later in the day. Another extraordinary view into a remarkable perspective on "Smoking"... a looped video of cigarettes projected on stacks of metal poles placed very carefully in the main gallery. I am posting a link to the YouTube video: