galleryELL @ the vines
25 january – 04 march 2011
opening reception: 26 january 2011, 6-9p
thank you to gnarly vines.
galleryELL artists to start studio visit series.
galleryELL is pleased to announce a new artist studio visit series. starting in march 2010 artists will open their studios. as part of the community, it is important to get together and share our studio practices as well as have a chance to organize for future events, share ideas/resources, etc.
Melissa Staiger is participating in a group show at Janet Kurnatowski’s Gallery.
Works on Paper Group Show
22 January – 21 February
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22nd, 7:00-9:00P
Janet Kurnatowski’s Gallery | 205 Norman Ave | Brooklyn, NY
Her work is also included in a group show at Spattered Columns/Art Connects New York for the Maryland Institute, College of Art Alumni Show
MICA New York Alumni @ Spattered Columns exhibition
Art Connects New York‘s new gallery space, Spatter Columns | 491 Broadway 5th Floor | New York, NY
exhibition runs though Thursday, 18 February 2010.
galleryELL would like to welcome our newest member artist, melissa staiger of brooklyn, new york. you can view her work at the galleryELL website.
color is a remedy for melissa. for over ten years she has been painting in sequences of colors and shapes. her work is the human element tied with expansiveness.
this evolution begins with drops of paint created from a dropper, which are then configured into extended lines. the lines in this suite of drawings came from visiting upstate new york where melissa had time to contemplate quietness in the imagery of bare trees. the lines in the work are active yet quiet. the viewer negotiates through the negative space between the lines and in her color choices. she uses reds, whites, oranges, yellows and other neutrals creating these works through intuition and a collective knowledge of her experience.