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Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.

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Sonic Splendor 2 opens at Revolution Gallery and other show news!

Michele Melcher

I've been pretty lax with updating my site and blog lately but wanted to announce some good new! I'm so excited to be a part of Sonic Splendor 2 - group show, at Revolution Gallery. My contribution to the show is an oil painting titled, "Space Oddity", which is my tribute to the late great David Bowie. The show opens this Friday, August 3rd 8-11 PM. The address for the gallery is 1419 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo NY. I will be in attendance, so if you are there stop in and say hello! The piece also made it into a quick little feature in the Centerfold section of The Daily Public this week.

 Space Oddity by Michele Melcher

Space Oddity by Michele Melcher

In other news - painting painting painting has been pretty much all that's been happening happening happening around here and that's why I haven't kept up with posting lately. There are a lot of great shows that I'm honored to be a part of this year with more shows lining up for 2019. So yeah - I'd better paint!

Opening this Fall:

Sonic Splendor 2 - group show. Friday August 3rd- September 1st. Revolution Gallery, Buffalo NY.

Cult of Meow 2 - group show. Brooklyn NY. Saturday, Sept 8th - October 13th. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Poisons and Antidotes - group show. Friday, September 7th - October 28. Black Moth Tattoo and Art Gallery, Ardmore PA

All These Witches - Group Show. Friday, October 5th- Jan 2nd. Crucible Gallery

Killing Jar - Group Show. Saturday, October 20 - November 17. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Trading Card Art Show - Group Show. Saturday, December 1st - January 12th. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn NY

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Gallery Shows

Michele Melcher

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As you may know, I have been participating in gallery shows along side my illustration work for some time now. I wanted to give a heads up on the galleries that I am working with so far this year. It is only March and there are some other events that are currently in the works so this list will change and I will update it as soon as I have more information. Thank you!

MAY

"SWEET SHOP" - Opening 5/12/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

SEPTEMBER

"CULT OF MEOW II" - Opening 9/8/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

OCTOBER

"KILLING JAR" - Opening 10/20/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

"All These Witches" - Opening 10/5/18, Crucible Gallery www.instagram.com/cruciblegallery

"TBA" - PRIMER Gallery, Lambertville NJ

DECEMBER

"Trading Card Art Show II" - Opening 12/1/18, Gristle Gallery NY

 

 

 

 

 

Website update, oil painting news.

Michele Melcher

 Renewal. Oil on panel. 2018

Renewal. Oil on panel. 2018

As some of you may already know, last fall I began teaching myself to paint with oils. It is something that I never thought that I would be able to do...they take so long to dry, I hated working with acrylics, painted for years in watercolor, didn't want colors to mix into mud, didn't want to have to start over....you know, all of the self imposed excuses why I WOULDN'T be able do it.

Anyway, I chilled out, watched a couple of Youtube tutorials, bought some Liquin (a brand name dryer) to speed up the process and after a little trial and error, to my surprise, started painting. And now it is all that I think about.

Many of these are small mementomori  type studies. I wanted to start out by doing simple skulls and such to get used to the medium and how the paint works. SURPRISE! I've already sold some, and have a gallery show lined up this summer (TBA).

Now that I have more than 1 or 2 decent paintings, I have made a new section on the site under Fine Art called "Oil Paintings" where you can see them. I'll update it regularly, when there is a piece that is worthy of adding. Thanks for looking!

Michele

"Origins and Beyond" at Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park

Michele Melcher

"Origins and Beyond" opened this past Saturday night at Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park. It was the second opening for me in a week! I didn't get a chance to take a lot of pix that night because I was chatting but here are a few. I'm so grateful to my friends who took the time out of their crazy busy schedules and trekked all of the way out to the Jersey shore to show their support. And, of course, super heart eyes and kisses to Brian, my always supportive second half. SO MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YOU!

It is a really great show - surrealist oils, geometric art, 3-d art, nature inspired themes - go check it out if you get a chance. If you can't make it to Asbury Park, you can see it online at Parlor Gallery. The show is up until October 30th.

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Autumn Art Shows

Michele Melcher

So I know that I haven't been the greatest at keeping up on the blog this past year. I have good reasons - we sold our house, moved to to an apartment, bought another house and moved all in the span of 6 months. Plus w/ deadlines and trying to get more fine art time in the studio - updates here have not been a priority for me.

BUT I did want to let you know that I have some awesome news on the fine art front. This Saturday is the opening of CULT OF MEOW at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn. It is an art show celebrating all things cat. My spooky piece, "Familiar", will be on display along with an epic lineup of other artists. I will be at the reception which is 7-9 pm at the gallery this Saturday the 9th. Cult of Meow runs from September 9th until late October so if you are in NYC go and check it out!

 Familiar. Graphite on Stonehenge paper. 2017

Familiar. Graphite on Stonehenge paper. 2017

NEXT UP: I will have 5 of my original CARNIVORE pieces on view and for sale as part of a group show in conjunction with the opening of ORIGINS at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ, on September 16th. I will also be at that opening, so stop in and say hello if you are able to.

FINALLY: I'm excited to be a part of Modern Eden Gallery's group show "Familiar" - which will run November 3rd through December 1st. I'm in the early stages of planning a brand new piece for this opening and my mind is swirling with new ideas for such a great topic. I love mystery, history, folklore and all things magical so this is totally up my alley. Stay tuned for sneak peeks!

In the mean time, follow me on Instagram @michelemelcherillustration for more regular updates (and fun peaks into this weirdo existence of mine) as well as Facebook @michelemelcherillustration (if the algorithm allows you to see my posts! EYEROLL)

Anyway, have a spectacular September - onto Autumn!