Have you met…Mary Schiliro?


Mary Schiliro

Mary Schiliro, Disembodied Dip, 2013 at the Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY.

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.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Mary Schiliro.

Mary Schiliro lives in New York, NY.

Dip, Drip, Snip 4 acrylic and Mylar 2012 © Mary Schiliro

Dip, Drip, Snip 4
acrylic and Mylar
2012 © Mary Schiliro

Statement

“My acrylic and Mylar paintings, films of translucent, fluid color suspended in space, expand the boundaries of painting and explore new possibilities for presentation. The works hang slightly forward of the wall, allowing light to pass through and illuminate the color to varying degrees. Color and shadows are transmitted through the Mylar onto the wall and seen through holes in the surfaces. I enjoy working with both the highly saturated, physical presence of color and the changing nature of light. I am interested in the tangible and real versus the ephemeral and impermanent, as metaphors for the human condition.” MS

Chromophilia at BAG, 2012

Mary Schiliro, Chromophilia at BAG, 2012

Education:
1985 M.F.A., Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY

Awards/Honors:
2001-2 and 1996-97 PS 122 Project Studio Recipient
1985 Tony Smith Award, Hunter College, CUNY

Dripped Dry in Bushwick 2011; Mylar, acrylic paint, wire cable; dimensions variable

Mary Schiliro, Dripped Dry in Bushwick
2011; Mylar, acrylic paint, wire cable; dimensions variable

Other material relating to Mary Schiliro.

Artist website: maryschiliro.com

Youtube: Dripped Dry in Red Hook, Mary Schiliro.

Vimeo: A Light of its Own, Mary Schiliro.

plastikos: in the flesh – plastic skin, Mary Schiliro.

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Have you met…Melanie Russell?


Massive Meringue Pie 2011 oil on board

Melanie Russell, Massive Meringue Pie 2011 oil on board

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.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Melanie Russell.

 Negative Women's Fashion, - 2012  22 x 17 cm  collage on paper

Melanie Russell, Negative Women’s Fashion, – 2012
22 x 17 cm
collage on paper

Melanie Russell is a visual artist living and working in London. Working mostly in painting (oil on board), collage, drawing and cardboard constructions. Interested in shape, colour, materials & spacial ambiguity. MFA, Slade School of Fine Art 2004, BA Fine Art University of Wales Institute, Cardiff 2000. Recent exhibitions include Creekside Open 2013, Meditations, Pluspace, Coventry and March Group Show, Hada Contemporary, London.

 Melanie Russell Shapeshifters, 2012  22cm x 17cm  collage on paper

Melanie Russell
Shapeshifters, 2012
22cm x 17cm
collage on paper

Statement

“Through painting, drawing, collage and construction my current work develops an ongoing interest in visual perception where foregrounds and backgrounds hold an ambiguous relationship to create certain levels of flatness. By simplifying images into shapes, flat fields of colour and areas of mark making, an image is pushed towards the unrecognizable. Limited information is used to communicate scenes which are both simple and complicated bordering between representation and abstraction. Materials, shape and colour are pared down to a minimum.
My subject matter is sourced from found objects and images chosen for shape, as well as my surrounding environment which is recorded through observational drawing and photography. Spaces and objects become ambiguous inviting the viewer to reassess familiar surroundings. The availability of this resource, shape, colour and negative space, is one that I celebrate.” MR

Melanie Russell's studio.

Melanie Russell’s studio.

Other material relating to Melanie Russell.

Artist website: melanie-russell.blogspot.co.uk

Axis Web: Melanie Russell.

London’s Artist Quarter Bow Open: Melanie Russell.

patternsthatconnect: Melanie Russell.

artSlant: Melanie Russell.

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