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Inversion of Boundaries, 2015

Sculpture

Film, cinefoil, paper, ink and acrylic on wire mesh

52.00 x 13.00 x 10.00 in

132.1 x 33.0 x 25.4 cm

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$15,000 - $20,000
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About The Work

Melamed’s three-dimensional assemblage works explore the power struggle between humanity and nature. This narrative comes forth in her drawings and sculptures—both wall mounted and free standing—where graphic elements akin to urban topography, form intricate, chaotic, and complex spaces. 

Melamed composes her work layer upon layer, fusing scratched patches of foil, paper, wood, found industrial objects, and wire onto aluminum mesh. The integration results in an irregular surface that is rugged yet fragile. The sense of nature reclaiming the man made is conveyed in the work through their heavily stressed surfaces which transform into apparent decayed ruins. Citing references and influence from Piranesi's etchings, Goya's The Disasters of War and Anselm Kiefer's deteriorating landscapes, her sculptures become abstracted depictions of fictional deserted cities which have turned into wastelands.  

Courtesy of Lesley Heller Workspace

About Dana Melamed

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