Larissa Mellor - and/und/şi

Friday, February 10, 6-9pm
@ It Looks Like It's Open Studio
13 E Tulane Ave.

Romanian, German and English are entwined in my head and my history.  The words in the works are taken form these three languages.  All of the words present are connectors, usually used to link words or phrases.  While the languages themselves are links to larger cultures, the cursive script signifies the personal.  The works evoke the contortions, fusions and confusions of experience.  Within the works there is no hierarchy.  Sometimes they are legible and sometimes hardly discernible.  Letters and words emerge and disappear.

Larissa Mellor holds a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from The Ohio State University.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Moscow Biennial of Young Art in Russia, the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Ohio Art League.  Mellor recently spent a year abroad in Berlin, Germany at the Universität der Künste Berlin as a Fulbright Fellow.  She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she is a Lecturer in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.

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