An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
|“I approach the surface I’m going to work on—canvas, wood panel or paper—with little in mind other than its size and orientation and the colors I want to begin with. My tools include not only those that can be held in my hand but also the years I’ve spent absorbing the world and looking at and making art.Not having much of an idea of what I’m going to paint as I approach a blank canvas, I begin painting with wonder and trepidation. Uncertainty is a factor in my work. I yield to the unknown and the possibility of chance happenings allowing each stroke to tell me what to do next. I embrace the fact that the painting and I collaborate on what it will become.For me, the magic of painting happens when, after applying paint and wiping it off, perhaps hundreds of times, there is that moment when—suddenly—the surface of the painting, once inanimate, comes alive.”March, 2013|
Joan Mellon lives and works in New York.
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Franklin Furnace Archives / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
New York Public Library – Artists’ Books Collection, NYC
School of Visual Arts, NYC
SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011 “Joan Mellon/Paintings, Works on Paper &
Christina Freeman/Photographs” Aristeia Metro, NY, NY
2006 “Joan Mellon: Contemplating Color,” ParaSite Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 “Joan Mellon: Paintings / Works on Paper,” Creative Center, NY, NY
Other material relating to Joan Mellon.
ArtSlant: Joan Mellon.
Flicker: Joan Mellon in conversation.