Self Referral Non Objective, Feature Inc, New York, NY

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I overheard two artists in the gallery chatting about the deluge of abstraction that’s been around and one quipped to the other that abstraction flourishes in conservative times. Hard edge abstraction seemed to be the one to take a look at as it’s probably the most ubiquitous and the one that tends to get the most formal.

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Cries & Whispers, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Douglas Melini, Splendor of the Sun and the Moon, 2008 Acrylic on canvas and wood 24 x 20 inches April 23 – June 4, 2011 Sam Lee Gallery and co-curator Paul W. Evans are pleased to present Cries & Whispers, a group exhibition of 15 diverse artists whose practice centers on abstraction. Included in the exhibition are Jakob Christmas, William Conger, Jeff Gambill, Glenn Goldberg, Joanne Greenbaum, Hadley Holliday, Andy Kolar, Andrew Masullo, Douglas Melini, […]

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VIEWLIST: I Can Read in Red, I Can Read in Blue, I Can Read in Pickle Color Too, Conceived by Douglas Melini

Nicholas Krushenick, Jungle Jim Lieberman, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 82 x 72 inches

Our first VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by Brooklyn-based painter Douglas Melini.

Trying to make sense of color can be so difficult. I guess a big reason is that there has been very little written about it to help us out. I'm always grouping my experiences, and ideas about color together; making lists of my thoughts, categorizing them, hoping that somehow this process will help me achieve a better understanding of what color means to me.

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