The University of the Arts in Philadelphia Has wonderful work by Melissa Meyer is included in the insightful group show, “Quicktime.”
each of the Quicktime painters explores and extends ephemeral legacies and languages of the New York School … within Melissa Meyer’s tachiste paintings, the delicate wisps of adept palimpsests resemble suspended zen lattices; a grid of pictorial actions only able to be attempted once.
Additional commentary on this exhibition may be found at Two Coats of Paint, the Philadelphia Inquirer and at Hyperallergic.
The article in Hyperallergic explores Meyer’s technique:
Meyer paints on the floor and works in oil thinned to the consistency of watercolor. There are no clumps of paint that could slow the eye down as it moves across the work. The title and contrast between the purple, black, and white in “Draw the Line” (2015) emphasize the clusters of movement on the canvas.
The exhibit runs from Mar 13—Apr 22 2017 at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.
Meyer’s work is discussed several times in the book Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques .