Amber George and Melanie Parke
September 9 – October 21, 2021 | Opening Reception: September 17, 2021Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to announce Inhabit, a two-person exhibition featuring abstract encaustic paintings by Amber George, from Bonita, CA; and interiors in oil by Melanie Parke, from Arcadia, MI. We are delighted to collaborate with Garvey|Simon to present Parke’s work. Inhabit will be on view from September 9 through October 21 in our Upper West Side location. The Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, September 17, 6-8PM
Central to both George’s and Parke’s paintings lies the idea of the interior: the realm one physically occupies and the private, psychological space. Both artists paint as a means of recollecting and visually recording memory and recent experience.
Inhabit marks George’s eighth exhibition with SEFA, most recently: Making Their Mark (2011), Materialize (2014) and TWOXFIVE (2016). Parke previously exhibited four abstract paintings in SEFA’s Spring 2017 group show, Driven to Abstraction. Melanie Parke’s work has been featured in numerous shows curated by Garvey|Simon; most recently, Manic Botanic (2020) and Color Play (2021).
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Artist: Amber George