Douglas Melini
Working with the contrast between minimal palette and intensive patterning (a dialogue that allows the paintings to be simultaneously quiet and yet deeply activated), Douglas Melini makes hard-edge abstract paintings that investigate color and space. "I like to think of the paintings as being built, put together part by part, creating a geometric net for the viewer, a vibratory field." The paintings' are both solid and porous, and while they are primarily constructed as a mental or psychological expanse, even a cursory review of their titles suggests that one may connect to this work in a variety of ways...