300 Days has been selected to be part of SOHO20 Gallery's exhibition "Under Construction"
July 22-Aug 16, 2014
reception July 24 6-8pm
Melissa will be at the gallery everyday painting one layer through July 31st, the 300th day.
Everyday for 300 days I am painting one layer of paint over a disposable cup and spoon. When I thought of the project, there were exactly 300 days left in my apartment lease. At that time I was in a very vulnerable place not only as an artist but also as a human being. The 300th day is July 31st, 2014. As the object itself is being transformed over time, so is my life through the happenings of these 300 days. It is about the challenge and risk of making art, creating routine from chaos, redefining what home means to me, and how the process of something rather than a determined outcome is the art itself.