Melissa Meyer: Grace and Me
Now – June 20, 2023
Melissa Meyer, Living in the City, 2016, Oil on canvas, 60×50 in.
Contemporary Art Matters is delighted to present ‘Grace & Me’, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Melissa Meyer, a New York Abstract Expressionist artist known for her rich palette and gestural style. She began her career in the early 1970’s at a time when Grace Hartigan was a powerful figure in the NY art world. Hartigan paved the road for many women painters, offering artistic inspiration and also as a role model in a male dominated field. ‘Grace & Me’ features recent paintings energized by the commission and inclusion in the exhibition ‘Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art’, where she was asked to respond to a pair of Grace Hartigan paintings in the Rockefeller Collection. The resulting paintings A Nod to Grace and Times Square are currently on view at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center in Tarrytown, NY.