May 27 - June 26, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 27, 6 - 8 pm
Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present new drawings by Michelle Segre.
Michelle Segre’s fictional landscapes are meticulously rendered with delicate meandering brush marks that can never be erased once set down. In these automatic drawings, her stream of consciousness flow becomes an amalgam of dense molecular-like landscapes interwoven with inanimate objects, faces, words, plants, stairways, and numbers. Tiny rocks and ridges create networks of cellular forms that meld into organic fleshy shapes, hence shifting the scale from macro to micro. Likewise, the spaces have multiple viewpoints and appear alternately flat or deep. Her drawings operate as a kind of organic expression of cerebration translated into psychologically dense 2-dimensional form.
Also known as a sculptor of monumental organic matter, Michelle Segre is currently working on public art commission for the Percent For Art Program, which will be on view at the East River Park. Her work has been recently seen in exhibitions at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kohler Arts Center, Scottsdale Museum of Art, and the Aldrich Museum. Upcoming shows include Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, organized by Bob Nickas & Steve Lafreniere at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center.
This will be her first solo show with the gallery.
Derek Eller Gallery is located at 526 West 25th Street, 2nd floor. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm. For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit www.derekeller.com.