On behalf of Kate Shin and Waterfall Gallery & Mansion, it is a pleasure to invite you to FEEL LIFE Summer Art Festival 2014, Thursday, June 12 through August 31 with a black tie VIP Opening Reception from 6-9 pm on June 12.
To attend the Opening, RSVP by May 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full names of all guests in your company must be provided. Please kindly limit guests to five people this evening.
Over the past 18 years, the arc of Connie Acher’s muse has soared through zones of naked solitude, layered embellishment and nuanced collaboration. For this LP, her 5th full length recording, she strips down to the bare bones using nothing more than the sweet siren song of her voice and her guitar. Listen closely as she revisits old memories and breaks ground with new missives of a precious treasured life. Edition of 99 copies.
Baby Tree by Melodie Provenzano, acrylic on canvas, 20 inches x 28 inches, 2014
Hans Chew Life & Love, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches, 2013
I’m very happy to have painted the album cover for my husband Hans Chew’s new record “Life & Love”, which is available here. If you’d like a postcard of the painting sent to you in the USA, send your mailing address to Me@MelodieProvenzano.com (while supplies last). Check out his “Junker’s Blues” video here!
"Raw Ribbon" opened last month at University School of Nashville. I had a great time speaking with the students about my work and received great press from the Nashville Scene! See the show through February 10th.
Here is a trailer for the University School of Nashville Exhibition, entitled “Raw Ribbon”. I am debuting a new site specific series of 35 still life paintings on stretched raw canvas, all 16 inches high by varying widths, totaling nearly 53 feet. The paintings span the gallery wall forming the suggestion of a long ribbon. The content of each painting relates to the next, and the beginning and end canvases are custom built to end in a V-shape, typical of the way a ribbon end is cut. On each raw canvas, I focused my attention on painting objects and their shadows with clarity, precision and detail. Amongst the objects included are gift bows, little plastic babies, festive figurines, tiny plastic stars, snakes and more.
I’ve heard that a person feels the greatest sense of pleasure when they know for certain that they are just about to attain what they have been wanting. On one level, the gift bows and babies represent this exciting prelude to satisfaction. The prospect of being born into something houses eternal anticipation and the promise of fulfillment. However, once a person gets what they want, then the satisfaction eventually fades and new desires arise. Broadly speaking, in the birth of anything there is death, so along this ribbon-like installation of painted objects are notions of birth, death, celebration, and struggle, as well as the stillness and peace one can find within whatever the experience may be.
In the auxiliary gallery room earlier still life drawings, stop motion videos and actual objects that appear in my works are on display, giving the viewer an intimate look into my process. The artworks are like a catalog of dreams. One may find impressions, reflections and sensations as various as the objects in them. The meanings are revealed through visual metaphors of the experiences that we share as human beings, dependent as much upon where the viewer is coming from, as where I have been.
The Raw Ribbon Trailer was made from photographs of the paintings and a stop motion sequence of the installation, accompanied by the Connie Acher song “Treasure”.
The show opens January 9, 2014, with a reception from 6-8pm. The show runs through February 10. Works will be for sale, with 30% of sales going to USN. For more information, or to schedule a post-reception viewing, contact Emily Holt at email@example.com.
We installed my exhibition “Raw Ribbon” today in the Christine Slayden Tibbott Center Gallery at the University School of Nashville. Please join us Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 6-8pm for the show’s reception.