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Chicago

Thomas Masters Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Drips+Grids
245 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610


January 11th, 2013 - February 8th, 2013
 
"Drip Draw" , Melody SaranitiMelody Saraniti, "Drip Draw" ,
acrylic on panel , 56" x 54"
© Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Masters Gallery
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At first, Saraniti’s exuberant paintings conjure up the ideas of Abstract Expressionist energy as she draws from an array of those established vocabularies of painting processes: pours, drips and dashing brushstrokes. However, Saraniti’s drips and splashes are not the chaotic results of a spontaneous hand; each "pour" and "drip" is a carefully calculated shape, the interiors of which have been repainted with bands of vibrant color or complex grids. In some cases, the same drip shape is repeated, further complicating their origin and adding humor to these lively and vigorous paintings. Saraniti’s work questions how different painterly gestures convey emotional energy and how a different meaning can evolve through opposing those forces and contradicting those elements.


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