Friday, July 25, 2014
I am so happy that my painting sold at CERES Gallery, NYC. Carol Goebel a wonderful sculptor, artist bought it. Carol helped hang the exhibit so she got to handle the work. When I worked as an "art technician" at the UT art museum here in Austin, that was one of the fringe benefits...."fondling" the art!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
The November exhibit at Old Bakery and Emporium had some organization questions. One of the other artists had some real life exigencies. There was some question about participation, replacement or what? But it seems all settled now. The sculptor, BERNIE CARRERO, and the photographer, HERSHALL SPRADLEY will be exhibiting with me in November!
Old Bakery and Emporium
1006 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
With Bernie Carrero, sculpture and Hershall Spradley, photography
“THE LONG VIEW”
NEW Artwork by Melanie Hickerson
November 6 – December 3, 2014
Opening Reception - Friday, November 7, 2014, 5-7 PM
My mother was 94 when she died. In Imperial Rome, the average life span of humans was thirty-five years. Many people now often live beyond 80, 90 even 100.
I am using this experience as a resource. I love to push paint around on flat surfaces. I love using the transparency of layers of color to build a magic window that suggests space, people, thoughts or stories.
People with dementia, often appear, not so much absent, as on another plane of existence. I don’t understand this state, which I have not yet visited.
These artworks express something of my experience with my family’s changes, with Mom’s aging. These artworks are a result of years of practice.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
FOUR ROSES AND ONE EYED DOLL has a new home!There was a drawing and art was won by attendees. My painting found a great home with an artist I admire, Chalda Maloff. Oh lucky Painting! Link & Pin Jazz was Fantastic. This Gallery, Link & Pin, has a Jazz night once a month and Oh My there are some good, good musicians in Austin. The event was butta'...a passe' expression, now, but it means really great!