Visiting Artist Talk: Melissa Gwyn

Melissa Gwyn: Fabergenic

presented by 516 ARTS
at Central New Mexico Community College
Smith-Brasher Hall – Room 100

"The subjects of growth, excess and collapse have been central to my work for more than twenty years. Drawing upon the opulence and detail of Netherlandish painting and the sensual materiality of Abstract Expressionism, my work explores an 'embarrassment of riches' that is both visual and thematic." – Melissa Gwyn

Join 516 ARTS and guest curator Lea Anderson in welcoming visiting San Francisco-based artist Melissa Gwyn to Albuquerque for a unique presentation and talk at CNM's Smith-Brasher Hall. Gwyn 
will give a presentation on her decades long painterly preoccupation with surface, illusion, rupture and revelation. In paintings that are non-representational and realistic, kitschy and substantial, Gwyn's work rests between the idiosyncratic and the political. 

This presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers at 516 ARTS where Melissa Gwyn is exhibiting works from her series Fabergenic. In these paintings Gwyn explores the subjects of inheritance, opulence and power.

Free and open to the public.

Location: Central New Mexico Community College, Smith-Brasher Hall, Room 100 
717 University Blvd SE (near Coal & University Blvd SE)


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Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers

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WORKSHOP: Sunday, April 28, 9am-4pm
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Image: Melissa Gwyn, Fabergenic (Model Organism) (detail), 2010, oil on panel, 60 x 48 inches