In this dramatic abstract painting by Montreal born Mel Davis, outdoor images reflected in a mirror create prisms of form and colour. The palette for this piece--grays and muted shades of blue (a touch of deep red and yellow) contrast with bright white and black calligraphic style markings. Davis reimagines everyday objects using traditional techniques in a fresh and contemporary way. One of a series.
“I explore the space between what is familiar and what still can be mysterious. My work questions if we can find new and relevant areas of study in what is traditional.” – Mel Davis
She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in 1998. A short study trip at the Slade School of Art in London was followed by a move to California where she acquired her MFA at the San Francisco Institute of Art. Davis still lives in the Bay area. Her work has been shown in both solo and group shows in Canada and the U.S.