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Melissa Oresky
updated: 06/25/2012
website: www.melissaoresky.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Studio Landscape
Studio Landscape, detail
selected 'Lattice' drawings
selected 'Lattice' drawings
selected 'Lattice' drawings
still images from 'Trail'
Double Jointed Landscape
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 3 and 4
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 7 and 8
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Nocturnes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, process, nature, diagrammatic, geometric, collage, science, landscape, optical, systems
 
 
Studio Landscape by Melissa Oresky
Studio Landscape
acrylic and collage on paper
2009-12
72 " x  72 " 
Studio Landscape, detail by Melissa Oresky
Studio Landscape, detail
acrylic and collage on paper
2009-12
72" x  72" 
selected 'Lattice' drawings by Melissa Oresky
selected 'Lattice' drawings
acrylic and collage on paper
2012
9.5 " x  11 " 
selected 'Lattice' drawings by Melissa Oresky
selected 'Lattice' drawings
acrylic and collage on paper
2012
9.5 " x  11 " 
selected 'Lattice' drawings by Melissa Oresky
selected 'Lattice' drawings
acrylic and collage on paper
2012
9.5 " x  11 " 
still images from 'Trail' by Melissa Oresky
still images from 'Trail'
animation, 5:40, sound by Zak Boerger
2012
Dimensions variable
Double Jointed Landscape by Melissa Oresky
Double Jointed Landscape
Acrylic and collage on paper, Image of the exhibition Trail on view at the Hyde Park Art Center from May 6 to August 19, 2012, provided by the Hyde Park Art Center. Courtesy of Tom Van Eynde
2010
15 " x  179 " 
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 3 and 4 by Melissa Oresky
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 3 and 4
Acrylic and collage on paper, 8 pieces
2010
15 " x  179 " 
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 7 and 8 by Melissa Oresky
Double Jointed Landscape, detail, panels 7 and 8
acrylic and collage on paper, 8 pieces
2010
15 " x  179 " 
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall by Melissa Oresky
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
20 " x  25 " 
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall by Melissa Oresky
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
acrylic and collage on paper
2010
20 " x  25 " 
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall by Melissa Oresky
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
acrylic and collage on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall by Melissa Oresky
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
acrylic and collage on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall by Melissa Oresky
Untitled Picture for Brown Wall
acrylic and collage on paper
2010
20" x  25" 
Nocturnes by Melissa Oresky
Nocturnes
acrylic and collage on paper, 4 drawings
2010
11" x  15" 

Artist Statement

The language of my work is overtly geometric, in a way that I identify as an ad-hoc, improvised, or human geometry. It is irregular, unmeasured, and embraces painterly incident: the messiness and fullness of the material field. Material is image is data. Articulated by folding, masking, cutting, and gluing, this geometric mode of working is flexible, migrating between scales, subjects, and spaces, natural and designed.  

At one level, my work can simply be described as landscape based abstraction, defining both fields as open, impure, and porous; I am using landscape to reflect on abstraction and vice versa. I draw from my own photographs, as well as found or researched scientific imagery, as reference and collage materials. While the works are primarily paintings on canvas and paper, I also work in sequential formats including artist’s books and a current project in stop motion animation, which I am thinking of as a moving drawing. I am sensitive to conditions of display, and have made bodies of work that are designed to be hung in specific proximity and configurations, and on gallery walls painted a particular color.

My studio practice can be thought of as a tangible trail, generating products and by-products, and churning intentions through a set of persistent material concerns. The ecology of the studio, literally and metaphorically, is a central factor in my work. Physical leftovers, partly voiced ideas, and formal discoveries from one work inevitably feed the next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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