I generally strive to take ordinarily drab, plain or outright ugly urban landscapes, and transform them into something refreshing and beautiful to my eye.
New York, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
On the evening of July 13th local silkscreening studio, OpenStudio DC is hosting a one night pop-up exhibit featuring the work of five local artists, including Art by Mel Oppenheim. Next door galleries, Connersmith, Industry Gallery, and G Fine Arts will open their summer shows the same night, July 13th, creating an epic art block party.
OpenStudio’s show, “Young Masters without Masters” highlights the work of five DC-based artists, working to create masterful work without necessarily acquiring a master’s degree.
Artist Mel Oppenheim, along with Tang, Fawna Xiao, John Deardourff, and Shanice Kirby, will be displaying works that celebrate natural ingenuity and an exploration of creative intuition. Each of the five artists utilizes screenprinting in modern and unique ways, either through unusual media combinations, aesthetics, or processes.
Oppenheim’s work, which features bright and splashy color schemes applied to original photography of typically unnoticed spaces, is an extension of her earlier series “Cityscapes and Wasted Space.”
“I generally strive to take ordinarily drab, plain or outright ugly urban landscapes, and transform them into something refreshing and beautiful to my eye,” Oppenheim explains.
At Harvard, she found herself drawn to new types of art and sought to combine them in new and experimental ways. Oppenheim has devised an original, patent-pending process that combines the art of photography and silkscreening. Silkography™ describes her unique process, which combines the ancient art of silkscreening with modern day digital imaging.
Oppenheim enjoys fusing technology into her art. As part of the “Google Glass Explorer’s Program,” Oppenheim is one of the few artists around the world who is digitally documenting and democratizing her creative process. Through Glass, Mel is having her art fans “vote” on the images she takes to guide her Fall 2013 series.
Oppenheim has already had pieces installed in luxury condominiums and office buildings across the country and regularly produces commissions (customized Silkographies) through her service “YOU+MEL.” Currently, her work is also hanging in NYC’s Midtown.
Open Studio DC is a screenprinting studio for artists located just off of the H Street corridor. Open Studio DC offers classes, studio space and gallery space to promote screenprinted artworks. Artists at the studio also take on commissions for graphic design firms and interior decorators.