Octavia Art Gallery opens an exhibition oil paintings by Melinda Hackett

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, June 24, 2024


Octavia Art Gallery opens an exhibition oil paintings by Melinda Hackett
Melinda Hackett, Sumac, 2021. Oil on paper, 40 x 60 inches.



NEW ORLEANS, LA.- Octavia Art Gallery announces City by the Sea, featuring oil paintings by Melinda Hackett. This is the first solo exhibition for the artist at Octavia Art Gallery.

Hackett’s paintings defy popular convention. They are not figurative, decorative, representative, or even completely abstract. While it is hard to tie them to any one style or movement, they manage to be a part of all of them. Hackett’s work is influenced by pattern, midcentury design, art of indigenous peoples, and the art and craft movement, combined with a loose examination of the natural world. She creates a visual environment that is both recognizable yet strangely mysterious. While steeped in art history and influenced by a range of artists from Miro to Arthur Dove, Charles Burchfield, Agnes Pelton, Florine Stettheimer Sonia Delaunay and Hilma af Klimt, among many others, these drawings and paintings are pure inventions of a world as seen in her mind’s eye, full of natural possibilities and visual playgrounds.

In Hackett’s paintings, color investigation is used as a vehicle to illustrate the biomorphic forms that populate the picture plane. The colors speak for themselves while the forms explore their own societies where they can be seen as stand ins for the human condition. Each painting begins with a purely spontaneous wash of color and slowly comes into focus as forms intuitively make their way into and onto the surface. As the forms develop, a push and pull of the near and far is established, like the view through a microscope or through a telescope. Hackett’s work makes us question whether we are looking at a micro world or a greater world outside of our universe…or perhaps they are the same thing?

Melinda Hackett was born in and currently resides in New York. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parsons/The New School, NY, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hobart William Smith Collage, NY. Her work has been included in solo exhibitions at Charles Cowles, NY; John Molloy Gallery, NY; MM Fine Art, NY; Julie Keyes Gallery, NY; Hidell Brooks Gallery, NC, among others. Her paintings are in the collections of the Parrish Art Museum, NY; Fidelity Bank, MA; the Mill Reef Club, Barbuda, as well as numerous private collections. Hackett attended a printmaking residency at the Vermont Studio Center from 2008-2010 and has been an artist in residence at Emergency Arts, NY since 2006.










Today's News

October 2, 2022

The Royal Museum with a white-cube gallery inside

White House restores arts commission dissolved under Trump

Gallery Wendi Norris opens 'Uncovering Alice Rahon', the artist's first solo gallery show in over 45 years

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art opens the first major Leonora Carrington exhibition in Scandinavia

World class collection visits Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Blue Star Contemporary announces new name, graphic identity, and website

Brooklyn Museum's entire floor devoted to arts of Asia and the Islamic World is now open

Gruin Gallery opens the first group exhibition of Dana James and Jo Hummel

Christie's to offer works from one of the world's premier Chinese art galleries J. J. Lally & Co.

Honor Fraser opens an exhibition of works by Lucy McRae

Casino Luxembourg opens an exhibition of works by Adrien Vescovi

Interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z awarded 2022 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT

'American (Tele)visions' review: Tune in, and buckle up, for family drama

Kavi Gupta presents From Your Special Friend by Beijing-born artist Su Su

Major new exhibition at Firstsite this autumn revisits the work of Denis Wirth-Miller

Design classics from the Winter Art & Antiques Fair November 1-6

Kyoto wants you back, but it has some polite suggestions

FOG DESIGN+ART announces galleries exhibiting in 2023 fair

Octavia Art Gallery opens an exhibition oil paintings by Melinda Hackett

Taft Museum of Art opens the first major exhibition of female pictorialist, Nancy Ford Cones

The Power Plant spotlights contemporary Indigenous artists from the Circumpolar Arctic and the Amazon

Things You Must Know Before Buying a Dog Wheelchair

Different Features of Best Flashlight Brands




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful