Happy Birthday @cherylpope 🎂 ———————————————————————— Her solo show, “BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE,” is on view @moniquemeloche thru August 17. ———————————————————————— Although seemingly a departure from the performative, often sports-related projects for which she is known, this new body of work continues the artist’s examination of systematic social concerns, unexpected material interventions, and simultaneously introduces a novel formal language. Made of wool roving on cashmere – unspun wool needle-punched into a cashmere support – these “paintings” are textural explorations of the complicated sensuality evoked by a semi-anonymous biracial couple. ———————————————————————— Image 1: Woman and Man Reclining on Striped Mat VII, 2019 Image 2: Woman and Man Reclining on Striped Mat XII, 2019 Image 3: Woman and Man Reclining on Striped Mat VIII, 2019
@brittneyleeannewilliams is one of the three emerging artists in our summer group show, “Show Me Yours.” She explores the potential of the female body to both encapsulate and express a variety of psychological states. Acting as an amalgamation of both the artist’s identity, as well as that of her female family members, the bodies she depicts serve as communal symbols of hope and love, pain and loss. ———————————————————————— “Show Me Yours” is on view thru August 17. ———————————————————————— Image 1: Blue Desert, 2018 Image 2: Into Victorville, 2019 Image 3: Lemon Tree, 2019 ———————————————————————— #BrittneyLeeanneWilliams #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart
@jake_troyli, featured in “Show Me Yours”, utilizes the absurd as an entry point into larger considerations of identity and masculinity. Depicting humorous scenes grounded in the language of classical painting, Troyli inserts his own body as an elastic avatar, able to move through various surfaces and vignettes. Referencing the common social practice of code switching, Troyli examines the intricacies of his own identity as a biracial man whilst inhabiting different spaces. ———————————————————————— “Show Me Yours” is on view thru August 17. ———————————————————————— Image 1: High noon at Ranchland®, 2019 Image 2: Detail of High noon at Ranchland®, 2019 Image 3: Detail of High noon at Ranchland®, 2019 ———————————————————————— #JakeTroyli #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart
Fragmented female forms by @biancanemelc are on view in this summer’s group exhibition, “Show Me Yours.” Although beginning as self-portraits, Nemelc’s monumental headless female forms seek to stand in for all women of color through their renderings in multiple shades of brown. Motivated by her own identity as a multiracial woman, Nemelc creates large-scale immersive works to provide a meditative space on culture and heritage. ———————————————————————— “Show Me Yours” is on view thru August 17. ———————————————————————— Image 1: Mujer Y el Agua #1, 2019 Image 2: Mujer Y el Agua #2, 2019 ———————————————————————— #BiancaNemelc #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart
👁Look up Philly! ———————————————————————— @asherald in conjunction with @muralarts unveiled a six-story high mural portrait in Center City last month. The portrait is of Najee S., a young Philadelphian and participant in the art education program at Mural Arts Philadelphia. ———————————————————————— #AmySherald #moniquemeloche #MuralArtsPhiladelphia #contemporaryart
Missed my #footwearfriday post for good reason! #millerbeach life with family and friends! Next week back to work.
@ebonygpatterson’s traveling exhibition “...while the dew is still on the roses...”, now open at @speedartmuseum in Louisville, KY! ———————————————————— Image: Still from #ebonygpatterson’s “...three kings weep...”, 2018
#MaiaCruzPalielo’s survey exhibition opens tomorrow, June 15 at @aumuseum_katzen in Washington, D.C. ———————————————————— “There is a mystery in the act of burying and even more so in uncovering. Maia Cruz Palileo’s paintings and drawings are the metaphorical teeth in this body of work spanning from 2013 to 2019. These works, including a small painting titled Burying Teeth, depict historical narratives from the colonial past of the Philippines, Maia’s country of origin, as well as stories and moments about her own life as a Filipina American growing up in the United States.” ———————————————————— Artist talk with curator Isabel Manalo: 5-6pm Reception: 6-9pm
@cherylpope interviewed by Victoria Stapley-Brown for @theartnewspaper.official. LINK IN BIO.—————————————— Cheryl Pope: BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE, open through August 17 at @moniquemeloche. Installation views by RCH Photography.
#radicallove exhibition @FordFoundation opening with #ebonygpatterson and solid group of amazing artists!! Opens today until August 17.
Join us tonight from 5-8pm for the opening of our summer exhibitions! 🌿 Cheryl Pope: BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE ——————————————————————————— Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc: Show Me Yours ——————————————————————————— #CherylPope #BrittneyLeeanneWilliams #JakeTroyli #BiancaNemelc
Sweet details of #genevievegaignard’s works on the last day of “Black White and Red All Over”. Exhibition closing in just a few hours, hurry in! #seeartinchicago
That feeling when the Chicago weather finally cooperates... • • [Cheryl Pope, Woman and Man Reclining on Striped Mat V, 2019] • • Next Monday, May 27th is the last day to see Cheryl Pope’s solo show @rockfordart. • • Luckily, you can see her new body of work next month @moniquemeloche, in BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE, opening June 6. • • #cherylpope #rockfordart #baskingneverhurt #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart
“I was thinking about red as Republican, red as fear, red as love, red as blood, red as rose...and the list goes on...” • • Genevieve Gaignard: Black White and Red All Over closes this FRIDAY, May 24 • • #moniquemeloche #redallover #genevievegaignard #contemporaryart
#fbf to our inaugural show by #JeffSonhouse at our West Town space, which opened in June 2018- nearly a year ago already! • Excited for this summer’s programming, featuring a solo exhibition by @cherylpope and a group show with artists @brittneyleeannewilliams @jake_troyli and @biancanemelc! More info available at moniquemeloche.com • Pictured: Jeff Sonhouse, Conductor, 2018, Oil paint on fiber board, copper wool and copper wire, 22 x 18 inches.
Congratulations to Brendan Fernandes on your spectacular installation and performances at the Whitney Biennial 2019!
@brendanfernandes in the Whitney Biennial 2019! • • The Master and Form, originally commissioned by the Graham Foundation, Chicago in collaboration with Norman Kelley, will be regularly activated throughout the run of the Whitney Biennial. Visit Whitney.org/events for the full performance schedule. • #themasterandform #normankelley #whitneybiennial2019 #brendanfernandes #whitneybiennial #grahamfoundation
With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters open thru August 25 @elmhurstartmuseum • • The exhibition was curated by six painters: Leslie Baum, Magalie Guérin, José Lerma, Nancy Mladenoff, Suellen Rocca, and Kay Rosen. It consists of work by nearly 100 artists, including MMG artist @dangunn7 • • [First image: Work by Dan Gunn, Magalie Guérin, & Carol Jackson] [Second image: Dan Gunn, Ungrateful Son, No.3, 2017] [Third image: Dan Gunn, Rigging, 2015] #elmhurstartmuseum #dangunn #moniquemeloche #contemporaryart
[Genevieve Gaignard, In Full Bloom, 2019] • • Congrats to Genevieve Gaignard for being a finalist for the National Portrait Gallery’s 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition! Her work will be on view @smithsoniannpg this fall. Her show, Black White and Red All Over, is up @moniquemeloche until May 24. • • #genevievegaignard #outwin2019 #npg #moniquemeloche #redallover
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Thanks for joining us for the opening of #GenevieveGaignard’s #BlackWhiteandRedAllOver, on view thru May 24th! Pictured: Genevieve Gaignard, Amazing Grace, 2019 📸: @kellieromany
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]
@moniquemeloche at Independent New York, opening today! #JeffSonhouse #NateYoung #AbigailDeVille #GenevieveGaignard #SanfordBiggers #independentartfair #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