Body and Soul
(2013) LabiaLand by Montreal artist Melanie Matthews. Matthews describes herself as a 'friendly feminist' - creating humorous and poignant artworks with a subtly political subtext. The overall atmosphere of the exhibition is that of a fairground: LabiaLand features the equivalent of a fun-house...
(2012) This group of work uses the body, or specific isolated body parts as source material. Examining the empty spaces in the body, the voids, body cavities……. Like arteries and vaginas. These deconstructed body parts, challenge or question the idea of wholeness. We are but the sum of our par...
(2011) abstract loose and express paint applications are juxtaposed against medical renderings of arteries. Exuberant use of colour and the gesture of the ampleness of application the use of drips and splatters in paint treatment
(2012) In this series of work done on commercially produced fabric I fused imagery gathered from the internet. In this work I engage with notions of originality of copyright issues. The nature of what is unique and what is ubiquitous. I am interested in the play of scale and proportions, and beauty...
(2010) The local rural landscape is the focus in this series of works. It began with photographs, snap shots; I had taken on various occasions. The organized lushness of the landscape, the “natural” spaces, that surround urban center where harvested and fused with disparate man made materials lik...
Work on paper (2011) this work use the overlapping and collaging of material and imagery, borrowed and original drawing and painting onto paper and uses figures human form and nature as the subject.
(2008) Plants and organic matter and like cells and virus structures are the subject of this series of work blended with juicily textured and sgraffito paint surfaces. These surface structures become the foundation onto which the drawings are married.