Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Melissa Thorne is a painter of meticulous care. She creates slick flat facsimiles of Afghan blankets. Her paintings continue the post modernist style of "grid painting" but instead of creating cold detached linear grids, her work brings the sense of hand craft, domesticity, and humor to the forefront. The images here don't do the work justice, but imagine the patience it takes to replicate the intricate woven pieces she uses as her subject. Check out Melissa's work here. Also, Melissa plays in a band called Bedroom walls, and although I don't know much about them, I do know they are getting a lot of "buzz" here in L.A.