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Melissa Shaak
"A Place I Know", acrylic painting, abstract, landscape, orange

2020

$1,500

About

Melissa Shaak’s “A Place I Know” is a 50 x 38 inch abstract acrylic painting on paper. Three small, bright-orange objects are set in the middle ground of a loose landscape or dreamscape. The surroundings contain a playful array of paint textures, muted colors, easy curves and blocky shapes. The painting, signed on the reverse lower right, was created during the artist’s residency at Vermont Studio Center. It is sold unframed. Melissa Shaak's abstract acrylic paintings balance color shifts with amorphous forms that appear ponderous, whimsical or surreal. She explores how the act of concealing, by means of overpainting with large swaths of flat color, reveals and brings focus to the sprawl of life in the layers underneath. In Shaak’s most recent work, she experiments with both imagery and medium; archetypal figures find themselves in paintings, sculptural cutouts of their forms, and as an ensemble captured on video. Shaak lives and works in Somerville, MA. She is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Creator
    Melissa Shaak (1954)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50 in. (127 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Shaak_A Place I Know1stDibs: LU50036201962

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    Ships From: Somerville, MA
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