Melanie Nakaue: Omens

Melanie Nakaue: Omens

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On View March 28 through May 23, 2015

Employing experimental animation, sculpture, installation and photography. Melanie Nakaue creates a psychological space that focuses on the use of the figure in sculptural traditions and techniques.  All in a way to reinscribe the depiction of affliction.

The works in the exhibition are inspired by historical figurative sculptures. Neolithic Japanese clay figurines (dogū) of the Jōmon period. Made by women who often depicted animal and female hybrids. Whom some believe have talismanic properties. Early Venus sculptures and late 19th century sculpture in the round are points of interest. These subjects exist as mythologies for works in the exhibition that explore the dichotomies surrounding mortality and aesthetics.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6-8 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

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