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The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center

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Recent Pain tings by 2012 visiting Artist Melissa Meyer

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October 20 – Nov ember 18\, 2012\, reception October 20\, 6 to 8pm

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Contact: Cari nda Swann\, Executive Director\, Garrison Art Center\, director@garrisonartcenter.org 845.424.3960

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MELISSA MEYER 2012 VISITING ARTIST AT GARRISON A RT CENTER

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Garrison Art Center announces painter Melissa Meyer f rom New York City as the 2012 Visiting Artist. This new initiative opens wi th an exhibition on October 20 which runs through November 18\, 2012\, with a public reception to meet the artist on October 20\, from 6 to 8pm.  The exhibition includes work completed this September during Meyer’s residency at MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire\, the oldest in the country. 

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As a part of the new Visiting Artist program\, Meyer is conducting workshop s with Garrison School eight grade students. A selection of the student wor k is also included in a simultaneous exhibition at the Art Center. In addit ion\, Meyer will present a talk and presentation “My Life as a Colonist” on Nov. 11\, from 3\;00-4:30\, as a part of Art Center professional developme nt opportunities for member artists.

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Meyer’s work is included in nu merous books and is widely acknowledged in various publications.

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Ac cording to Peter Frank\, Huffington Post\, Nov. 4\, 2011:

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Me lissa Meyer has refined her nervous\, quasi-written line and her jaunty pal ette into the best kind of formula: one that pushes not only against the te ndency to self-replicate\, but against the artist’s own facility. …two part s abstract expressionism to one part pre-war geometricism and one-and-a-hal f part Zen calligraphy\, so\, that\, while gesture is the coin of her realm \, Meyer locks her elegant wrist-driven notations into a very strict counte rpoint.

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Lance Esplund of The Wall Street Journal\, Feb 21\, 2009\, sees a lyrical dance of sorts in Meyer’s solo exhibition at Lennon\, Weinberg\, Inc.

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The fusion of line and ground…creates an interplay in which linear movements become special arabesques.  …dancing\, knotted w ebs of bright color and line\, struggle between openness and restraint\, ai r and solid. Their imminent frontality is buoyant and percussive\, somewher e between a wall of water and a wall of fire.

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Melissa Meyer holds b oth a BS and an MA from New York University.  She is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. Her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery\, New York\; Rebecca Ibel Gallery\, Columbus\, Ohio\; Holly Solomon Gallery\, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegl er\, Zurich\, Switzerland.  Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum\, New York\; Texas Gallery\, Houston\; Mon tclair Art Museum\, New Jersey\; the Hyde Collection\, Glens Falls\, New Yo rk and the National Academy of Design in New York\, an organization of whic h she is a member.

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Meyer has completed public commissions in New Yo rk\, Tokyo and Shanghai. Her work is included in the collection of the Metr opolitan Museum of Art\, the Museum of Modern Art\, the Brooklyn Museum\, t he Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum\, the Jewish Museum and many other public a nd private collections across the United States.

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Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Sh e is a frequent artist in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs\, New York as well as at the Vermont Studio Center. Additional information about Meli ssa Meyer and her work can be found online at www.Melissameyerstudio.com

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The V isiting Artist initiate is made possible through generous donations made by the Art Center’s Leadership Circle Members: Chris Buck\, Bill Burback and Peter Hofmann\, Kim Conner and Nick Groombridge\, Marylyn Dintenfass and Jo hn Driscoll\, Heidi Ettinger\, Stacey Farley and Peter Davoren\, Judith and George Lowry\, Mary Madden and Greg Glasson\, Liza and Michael Musgrave\, Annie Myers\, Zanne and Gordon Stewart\, and Sheila and Rick Thurston.

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The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information visit  www.garrisonartcenter.org or call 845-424-3960.

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