In her wonderfully abstract canvases, native Memphian Melissa Dunn gathers inspiration from a multitude of sources, including science, nature, architecture, fashion, film and graphic design. She interprets these into visually colorful and stunning abstract forms that energize the surface of her paintings as she creates a visual narrative of her experience.
The Dixon is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Memphis artist Melissa Dunn, Looking for One Thing, Finding Another. Dunn’s process-oriented painting and drawing in the past year culminates in this group of 18 pieces including both painting and works on paper. These works show the artist juxtaposing the deliberate mark with expressive, painterly color-fields, producing a fascinating and aesthetically pleasing study of the traditions of abstract painting.
A native Memphian and University of Memphis graduate, Dunn has been in variety of local, regional and national exhibitions. In 2009 she was selected to participate in the show Tennessee Abstract Painting at the Cheekwood Museum in Nashville as well as the 52nd Annual Delta Exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
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Image: A Single Scrap, 2011, Courtesy of the Artist