Join the artist on Sunday, August 27, 12 noon to 2 pm, for a closing reception to celebrate her tour-de-force painting installation at BUSHEL, Delhi.
For this exhibition, Thorne transforms the gallery walls to mimic the interior walls of a specific shed she studied while spending the summer of 2016 in Delhi, NY. This exhibition continues a practice in which Thorne has displayed paintings or drawings on top of expansive ink and watercolor works applied directly to the wall. Here the walls function both as paintings and backdrops in which to encounter smaller paint-and-paper constructions, themselves based on patterns and crafts collected in the vicinity. Converging in theme and coloration while diverging in scale, portability, texture and process, the two modes propose a symbiotic relationship that encourages both an immersive experience and a layered reading.
Slideshow of the exhibition is available at this link: https://bushelcollective.org/melissa-thorne/.