Excited to announce that Brendan Fernandes is longlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award! The longlist honors 25 of Canada’s most promising young visual artists. Congratulations Brendan! • • • #brendanfernandes #moniquemeloche #canadianartist #sobeyaward #whitneybiennial
A few shots from Dan Gunn’s solo show, Ungrateful Son, installed in Mariel Capanna’s permanent fresco at Good Weather in North Little Rock, AR. Open by appointment thru July 15. Email email@example.com for a viewing. • • • #dangunn #goodweathergallery #littlerock #marielcapanna
Genevieve Gaignard, A Shout Out to My Fan Girls, 2019. • • • Genevieve Gaignard’s show Black White and Red All Over is open thru May 24. • • #genevievegaignard #contemporaryart #moniquemeloche #ggtakesovermmg #redallover
See Nate Young’s installation-based exhibition, “...WELL!” at Julius Caesar, Chicago. Opening reception this Saturday, April 13, 6-9 PM.
Genevieve Gaignard, Black Swan, 2019 (detail) • • Don’t miss Genevieve Gaignard @mcachicago, in conversation with Laurie Simmons, Cyrus Dunham, and Hannah Baer TONIGHT at 6 PM. • • #genevievegaignard #mcachicago #lauriesimmons
See you tonight at the opening of Black White and Red All Over, Genevieve Gaignard’s first show with @moniquemeloche. Reception 6-8 PM. • • • #genevievegaignard #moniquemeloche #redallover #ggtakesovermmg #contemporaryart
We thought the gallery could use a touch of red... • • Come see Genevieve Gaignard’s first show with @moniquemeloche, Black White and Red All Over. Opening reception Friday, April 5th from 6-8 PM. • • #genevievegaignard #redallover #ggtakesovermmg #contemporaryart #moniquemeloche #chicagoart
Genevieve Gaignard hard at work in the studio, preparing for her first show at #moniquemeloche. 🌈🎨💅🏼 • • Black White and Red All Over opens April 5, and will focus on the artist’s new body of mixed media works on panel, and will also include a site-specific installation. • • #genevievegaignard #redallover #contemporaryart #westtown
[Maia Cruz Palileo, Diggers, 2018] • • This week is your last chance to see All The While I Thought You Had Received This, MMG’s sell-out show with artist Maia Cruz Palileo. • • #moniquemelochegallery #allthewhile #maiacruzpalileo #contemporaryart #brooklynbasedartist #chicagonative
Make sure to stop by and see All The While I Thought You Had Received This, our first (but not last) show with Maia Cruz Palileo, who just joined the MMG roster. Show closes Saturday, March 30. • • • #allthewhile #maiacruzpalileo #brooklynbasedartist #chicagonative #moniquemelochegallery #contemporaryart
“These undulating curves express tension and sensuality, traversing the phenomenological and ontological experience of being and body bound up in one another.” • • Sheree Hovsepian, Medium, 2018. • • See Hovsepian in the two-person show @team_bungalow with @pagmi, opening March 17.
Happy International Women’s Day! • Our current and upcoming shows all feature the work of powerful women artists: Maia Cruz Palileo, Genevieve Gaignard, and Cheryl Pope. • #internationalwomensday #moniquemelochegallery #cherylpope #maiacruzpalileo #genevievegaignard • [Image 1: Genevieve Gaignard, Between the Lines, 2019] [Image 2: Maia Cruz Palileo, Magic Fire, 2019] [Image 3: Cheryl Pope, I Am That One Girl Whose Future Scares Her from A Silent I, 2015]
More snaps from @springstudios and @independent_hq. See you for the Vernissage this evening from 4-8pm! #RashidJohnson #AmySherald #moniquemelochegallery
Got dinner plans? • • • The inaugural exhibition of the @driehausmuseum’s contemporary art series, A Tale of Today, opens tomorrow, March 2 featuring the work of Yinka Shonibare CBE. • • • MMG artist Nate Young will be the next artist featured in the series in 2020.
Brendan Fernandes and performers preparing for the show King David, a collaborative production with NYCHORAL taking place at Central Synagogue, 8 PM TONIGHT, February 28 • • • #performance #brendanfernandes #kingdavid #nyc #contemporaryart #moniquemeloche #nychoral
Congratulations to Brendan Fernandes on his inclusion in the 2019 Whitney Biennial! • • • Curated by @janepanetta and @rjkhckly, the exhibition will take place from May 17 to September 22, 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. • • • #brendanfernandes #whitneymuseum #janepanetta #rujekohockley #moniquemelochegallery #whitneybiennial
Install shot from Carrie Schneider’s solo show, Rapt, at SUNY Albany, featuring her Reading Women series. What are you reading this weekend? • • #readingwomen #sunyalbany #contemporaryart #moniquemeloche #carrieschneider
moniquemeloche is pleased to announce our representation of Brooklyn-based artist Maia Cruz Palileo, whose immensely successful first exhibition with us is on view thru March 30. [Maia Cruz Palileo, A Thousand Arms Offered, 2019] #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemeloche #allthewhile #brooklynartist #chicagonative
For all of us who are carrying a little extra baggage this Valentine's Day... • • • See Joel Ross @weismanart in the traveling exhibition "Baggage Claims" thru May 12 • • • [Joel Ross, Room 28, 1997] • • • #valentinesday #museum #moniquemeloche #joelross #baggage #baggageclaims #weismanart"
Think you can beat artist and Golden Gloves champ Cheryl Pope in a fight? See you in the ring for her solo show, Not Without a Fight, on view @rockfordart thru May 27. And if you're really feeling in the swing of things, join Cheryl for a movie and panel discussion on Monday, February 18, featuring the award-winning film "The Journey of the African-American Athlete," and for a Fight Night on Friday, March 1. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cherylpope #moniquemeloche #contempoaryart #rockfordart #notwithoutafight"
Karen Reimer, The Real and the Ideal, 2005. • • • See Karen Reimer at Mana Contemporary, Chicago thru February 16 in the exhibition, Through Her Eye, which features female-identifying artists that use textiles to deconstruct the intersection of art, craft, and the decorative. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #karenreimer #moniquemeloche #manacontemporary #craft #contemporaryart #chicago #chicagoart
Install shots from Matter Matters at University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art, featuring works by Dan Gunn. The exhibition explores materiality, and the ways in which artists transform everyday materials in their practice. #umkc #kansascity #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #kansascityartist
In producing her several signature banner series, Cheryl Pope worked with various communities to create bold and evocative championship banners that call out their everyday behaviors, fears, and hopes. For its 2016 iteration, COMMUNITY IS BUILT ON EMPHATHY, she collaborated with students at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her solo show, Cheryl Pope: Not Without a Fight, opens TODAY at Rockford Art Museum, and runs through May 27. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First image: I CANNOT IGNORE THAT I AM WHITE from COMMUNITY IS BUILT ON EMPATHY, 2016. Second image: I'M NOT GOOD AT BEING VULNERABLE from COMMUNITY IS BUILT ON EMPATHY, 2016. Third image: SOMETIMES I TELL THE TRUTH TOO MUCH from COMMUNITY IS BUILT ON EMPATHY, 2016. #cherylpope #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #rockfordart #opening
Maia giving a walk-through of the show! #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #chicagoart #allthewhile
OPENING TONIGHT: All The While I Thought You Had Received This, featuring new paintings and drawings by Maia Cruz Palileo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maia will be giving a walk-through of the exhibition at 5:30 PM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #brooklynartist #chicagonative #allthewhile
Maia Cruz Palileo setting up for the opening of her 1st show at MMG, All the While I Thought You Had Received This. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemeloche #allthewhile #chicagoart #brooklynartist #chicagonative #contemporaryart
“Identity is the history that has gone into bone and blood and reshaped the flesh. Identity is not what we were but what we have become, what we are at this moment.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Words by Nick Joaquin, a Filippino writer whose short stories inspired the work of artist Maia Cruz Palileo. Her show at MMG, All the While I Thought You Had Received This, opens February 2, with an opening reception from 4-7 PM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemelochegallery #allthewhile #newberrylibrary #contemporaryart
While we are super busy de-stalling Ebony G. Patterson’s show, we are also looking forward to our next show, All the While I Thought You Had Received This, featuring new paintings and drawings by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Maia Cruz Palileo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Palileo, a Chicago native and a recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Program Grant, spent the summer of 2017 mining the depths of Chicago’s Newberry Library. Finding inspiration in a multitude of sources, from ethnographic photographs of the Philippines — where Palileo’s family migrated from — to watercolor paintings by Damián Domingo, Palileo produced a series of paintings and drawings that subvert and resuscitate the often-exploitative gaze placed upon the Philippines during both periods of colonization and beyond. What results is a series of works that explore history and imagination, migration and belonging. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Opening reception: February 2, 4-7 PM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #maiacruzpalileo #moniquemelochegallery moniquemelochegallery #allthewhile #newberrylibrary
Tomorrow, January 15, 6-8 PM, @brendanfernandes will be @mcachicago for a free public program. And don’t worry, he won’t make you do this pose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [In Arabesque, 2018, Ash wood with leather, performance score, and black carpet base] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #moniquemeloche #brendanfernandes #mcachicago #dance #museum #freeevents #chicagoartist #chicago
Ebony G. Patterson,...among the flowers between the blades...while the dew is on the roses...for those who bear/bare witness, 2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last chance to see Ebony G. Patterson at MMG! Show closes January 12.
Ebony G. Patterson,...fraught... for those who bear/bare witness, 2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ January 12 is the last day to see Ebony G. Patterson’s show at MMG ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Nevertheless, there is life and play and energy in this show. Something staunch and defiant, a determined joy despite the constraint of damning conditions. This feeling is infectious.” - Caroline Picard, @theseenjournal (Link in bio!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ebonygpatterson #moniquemelochegallery #gardens #theseenjournal
So...is it summer yet? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ December 31st is the last day to see Amy Sherald’s solo show @crystalbridgesmuseum before it goes to @spelmanmuseum on January 31 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amysherald #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #figurepainting #summer #swimming #museum #missingsummer #summervibes #wintersolstice #wintermood
[Sanford Biggers, Shepherd, 2016] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ December 30th is the last day to see Sanford Biggers‘s solo show @camstl ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #moniquemeloche #sanfordbiggers #quilts #contemporaryart #museum
The gallery will be closing today at 4pm and will resume regular hours on Wednesday, January 2. We wish you a happy holiday, and a prosperous (and purple) 2019! #partylikeits1999
Haven’t seen Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask @depaulartmuseum yet? If not, hurry in before it closes on December 16! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Brendan Fernandes, As One VIII, 2017] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #moniquemeloche #brendanfernandes #dpam #queerartist #contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #livingmask #mask #disguise⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you @doreenchambersinteriors! ・・・ The Ebony G. Patterson exhibition ...while the dew is still on the roses... at Perez Art Museum is sensational and one of the major highlights of Art Basel! Congrats @ebonygpatterson 👏👏 @moniquemeloche @pamm #contemporaryart #blackfemaleartist #portrait #mixedmediaart
In Miami for Basel? See Cheryl Pope’s video, “One of Many, One” and other experimental works at @freepublicart, an alternative non-commercial contemporary art fair at Brickell City Centre, December 6-9, 11-7 pm • • • • [Cheryl Pope, One of Many, One, 2014] • • • • #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart #cherylpope #brickellcitycentre #freepublicart #artbaselmiami
We're pleased to announce that the digital catalogue for Ebony G. Patterson's current exhibition, ...for those who bear/bare witness... at @moniquemeloche, is now available to read online! Link in bio. #ebonygpatterson #moniquemelochegallery #westtownchicago #seeartinchicago
“Patterson’s works encourage viewers to go beyond the surface. The eye-popping installations that comprise the enigmatically titled ‘...for those who bear/bare witness...’ are no exception, their bright colors, textured embellishments and careful composition demonstrating the rigor and commitment to craft for which Patterson has come to be known.” ——————————————- Read Lee Ann Norman’s review in NewCity Art of Ebony G. Patterson: ... for those who bear/bare witness... @moniquemeloche. Link in our bio. [...dignity...for those bear/bare witness,” 2018] ——————————————- #ebonygpatterson #moniquemeloche #newcityart #gardens #westtownchicago #seeartinchicago
Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen in Sanguine: Luc Tuymans on Baroque, an unconventional, anachronistic show curated by artist Luc Tuymans exploring the Baroque through a contemporary lens. Open thru February 25, 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Work by Arocha-Schraenen can also be seen at the 14th Annual Cuenca Biennial: Universes in Universes in Cuenca, Ecuador from November 23, 2018 - February 3, 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Installation view: Sanguine/Bloedrood: Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Franciscus Gijsbrechts, Caravaggio, Johann Georg Pinsel at M HKA, Antwerp. Photo credit: Alex Salinas] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #contemporaryart #moniquemelochegallery #cuencabiennual #luctuymans #fondazioneprada #baroque #milan
“I think as artists we're made to think that our work should be nomadic, that our work is something that should always be in flux or transition. At certain times, that's a good thing, because it allows us to think and be constantly challenged, but we also deserve stability." KT Hawbaker spoke with @brendanfernandes as he installed "The Living Mask" at @depaulartmuseum, opening September 6th. Read the full interview on @chicagotribune’s website and in print this Sunday. #brendanfernandes #chicagoart #chicagoartist #artist #dance #performanceart #queerartist #fallartspreview #chicagofall #depaulartmuseum #expochicago @expochicago
Artist Ebony G. Patterson is making the decrepit beautiful by filling a defunct pool in Kansas City, Missouri with the likes of flowers, wreaths, toys, and candles. Check out her work at Open Spaces Kansas City, 8/25/18 to 10/28/18 •• #ebonygpatterson #openspaceskc #contemporaryart #moniquemelochegallery
“I began making this project to reconcile something I felt was under-recognized: the incredible legacy of the influence of women artists and writers on my generation of creative peers.” - Carrie Schneider •• Go see Schneider’s powerful photographic series, “Reading Women” at Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon from 8/18 - 9/9 •• #moniquemelochegallery #contemporaryart #art #carrieschneider #womenreading #womenwhoread
St. Louis! Today’s the last to see Amy Sherald’s solo exhibition at @camstl- hurry in, you don’t wanna miss this one! - The exhibition travels to @crystalbridgesmuseum (opening September 1) and @spelmanmuseum (opening January 2019) - Photo: @virginia_harold. - #camstl #amysherald #contemporaryart #museum #stl
“Sheree Hovsepian’s assemblages magnify the sensuality, fluidity, and versatility of the human body” - Erica Rawles, ArtForum •• See her work at Tarble Art Center 8/18 - 12/16 and at Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington from 8/24 -10/4 •• #moniquemelochegallery #shereehovsepian #contemporayart #tarbleartscenter #grunwaldgallery #multimediaart #art
As the exhibition draws to a close, we’re sharing some photos taken by visitors of Jeff Sonhouse: Entrapment at @moniquemeloche. Show closes tomorrow 8/18, so hurry in! #Repost @portraitsociety ・・・ Detail from Jeff Sonhouse show at #moniquemeloche. Beautiful new space. @moniquemeloche #chicago the hair is match sticks that are lit as the final step in his process.
As the exhibition draws to a close, we’re sharing some photos taken by visitors of Jeff Sonhouse: Entrapment at @moniquemeloche. Show closes tomorrow 8/18, so hurry in! #Repost @danielle_em_kay ・・・ Unforgettable #jeffsonhouse at #moniquemeloche ❤️🔥