Estructuras de la entrada, 2010

Miami Beach 2014
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Painting
Oil and acrylic enamel on MDF
Melanie Smith Estructuras de la entrada, 2010 Oil and acrylic enamel on MDF 47 x 70 cm 18.5 x 27.5 inches "All we are offered are vage delineations of flora in the foreground, green leaves crowoding out  toward the pictures frame, which are quickly absorbed into a greenish-yellow haze. The jungle is so laden with connotation for us: space of danger and beauty, of savagery and sexuality, of decay and renewal. It is the heart of darkness and the site of natural purity. But in Smith's painting, it loses these associations, or at least we are encouraged to recognize them as just that - associations we impose upon a landscape that is alien, nonhuman, that's all." Kitty Scott in Xilitla, 2012