December 2, 2023 - January 21, 2024
Artist Talk | Saturday, January 13 from 12:30PM-2:00PM
Featuring Melissa Reischman and moderated by art historian Betty Ann Brown with poetry recital by Cindy Rinne.
Artist Melissa Reischman's body of work explores the dichotomy between light and dark in her two-dimensional abstractions of nature. Reischman explores the psychological and esitential states of being through visual metaphor. Through contrasting elements, Reischman scales through different emotional states to capture her internal and external world.
From charcoal, oil paint, paper, panels, and canvas her abstractions investigate astmosphere and form. The images seen throughout her pieces are inspired by her encounters with the natural world, memories, and personal mythologies. For Reischman, some of her works are deeply autobiographical, often reflecting her feelings and reactions in a particular moment of time.