Melora Griffis Landscape Painting - her rock
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Melora Griffis
her rock

2018

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Melora Griffis’ mixed media painting “her rock” is a 17 x 19 inch work executed in acrylic paint, mixed fabric, sand and thread on muslin. A serene seascape with an expanse of sandy beach in the foreground is bordered in the distance by a pale blue sea, frothy white at the shore, leading to a tranquil horizon line of deeper blue, the sky tinged with tender pale pink. In the foreground sits a large rock, executed in mixed fabrics in black, white and gray (velvet, satin, lace) sewn with intentionally visible stitches onto the surface of the work, adding to the layering of textures. Griffis states, “authentic expression is the consistent through line in my work,” and her paintings take on a metaphorical quality, of memory, desire and perhaps even the mystical. In his ARTnews review of Griffis' solo exhibition at 571 Projects NYC, critic Doug McClemont wrote, "With their (...) dramatic use of color, Griffis' works conveyed the impression that memories and retellings can be strangely cloaked and yet, nevertheless, poignant.” A native New Yorker, Griffis received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier, VT). She has had solo exhibitions at the Pamela Williams Gallery (Amagansett, NY), Lizan Tops Gallery and AE Gallery (both East Hampton, NY), Whitney Art Works (Greenport, NY), The Re Institute (Millerton, NY) and 571 Projects (New York, NY). Her work has been included in group shows at Edward Thorp Gallery (New York, NY), White Columns (New York, NY), Bowman/Bloom Gallery (New York, NY), Michael Steinberg (New York, NY), Silas Marder (Bridgehampton, NY), Ille Arts, (Amagansett, NY), Sara Nightingale Gallery, (Sag Harbor, NY) and Boltax Gallery (Shelter Island, NY) among others. Griffis has received fellowships from Le Moulin à Nef (Auvillar, France), Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Schwandorf, Germany), the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, (Ithaca, NY), Schloss Pluschow (Mecklenberg-Vorpommern, Germany), The Edward F. Albee Foundation (Montauk, NY) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA). Melora Griffis lives and works in New York City.

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x W 19 in. x D 0.5 in.H 43.18 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Stowe, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU56033675252
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