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Opening Reception "GLASS HOUSE"
Opening Reception "GLASS HOUSE"

Sat, Jun 22

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Ki Smith Gallery

Opening Reception "GLASS HOUSE"

Please join us for our grand opening of "GLASS HOUSE" by Señor Melon on Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm.

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ki Smith Gallery, 170 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the event

Señor Melon’s newest exhibition, “GLASS HOUSE,” is designed to give viewers a glimpse into his unique human experience by way of physical form. The paintings are inspired by his state of mind during and after an isolated period. Señor Melon describes feeling “trapped,” a foreboding sense that he translates into this body of work by representing figures that are squished and scrunched inside the canvas. 

Other pieces in the exhibition highlight positive and upbeat sentiments to showcase the complexities of the emotional spectrum. In this body of work, Señor Melon’s distinct graphic style collides with layers of gestural abstraction, lending texture and depth to the illustrative figures. He employs a subtractive practice, cutting into the abstraction with layers of white and black background as if working in three dimensions. Using line work to carve the abstractions into figuration, Señor Melon presents the viewer with a vivid and emotionally charged series of paintings.

About Señor Melon:

Señor Melon is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Burlington VT. His artistic practice spans from music to fine art, exhibiting nationally and internationally as well as with public and private mural commissions. He has worked with Ki Smith since his first exhibition “Villin People” in collaboration with photographer Katelin Parry hosted at Apostrophe NYC in 2012. He was also notably one of the 12 artists in Apostrophe’s Base 12 project that put on guerilla exhibitions at subway stations, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA PS1. 

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