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  • "I’m Listening / You’re Listening, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 32”
  • "Corn Nut Girl," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 32"
  • "Dancing at Story Booth," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 44”
  • "Push the River," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 44”
  • "Magpie," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 37" x 60”
  • "Alert and Courteous," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 37”
  • "Trixie, Pancho, and Lefty," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 48”
  • "My Dog Swallowed My Anger," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 54” x 46”
  • "The Lost Year," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 48”
  • "Hooded Falcon," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 32" x 48"
  • "A Frog on her Trail," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 32” x 38”
  • "Waterfall," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 60"

Melissa Dunn

Love Song

March 1 - 31, 2017

Artist Reception:

Friday, March 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Talk:

Saturday, March 11, 11:00 am


L Ross Gallery is pleased to present Love Song, a solo exhibition of new work by Melissa Dunn. The show features abstract paintings that consider how geometric forms occupy space. The building blocks of each painting are drawings, both observational and imaginative, noticing shape variation in particular.  These drawings range from tidbits and scraps in sketchbooks to elaborate renderings, all of which eventually become fair game for source material. Translating these ideas into a painting, Dunn executes them again by way of the muscle memory of repeated drawing alongside experimentation.  The drawing process itself unifies her diverse body of work. In thinking about the kinship of varied visual experiences, Dunn hopes that in these unstable and divided times, empathy and connection are possible. The title Love Song speaks to the idea that art which has no apparent meaning or narrative can in some way connect us and contribute to a greater good.