Art News: Dawn Mellor Exhibit Amsterdam, ‘Metamorphosis’ by Rona Pondick & Andy Warhol Exhibit

12 Apr
2010

DAWN MELLOR AT GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT, AMSTERDAM

British artist Dawn Mellor who lives and works in London, studied at Central Saint Martins College and the Royal College of Art in London. She currently has an exhibit called ‘The Conspirators’ showing at Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam through May 15, 2010.

This is Mellor’s first solo exhibition in The Netherlands. Comprised of portraits of actresses in movie roles – the likes of Ingrid Thulin in The Damned, Kathy Bates in Misery, Charlotte Rampling in The Night Porter, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady – the works are all based on film stills. Each painting isolates the actress in the canvas, with its iconic figure subjected to warped symbolism, acts of violence and physical mutation.

Mellor’s on-going exploration of celebrity culture; emphasising the cliches of type and character that the media creates, and exploiting the public’s often perverse fascination with these characters.

‘METAMORPHOSIS’ BY RONA PONDICK AT NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, NY

Sculptural work by Rona Pondick, fusing human and natural forms in provocative ways, will be on view in “Metamorphosis: Rona Pondick”, at Nassau County Museum of Art’s Contemporary Gallery through May 23, 2010.

Read whole article: artdaily.

ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT AT HEARST ART GALLERY

“Andy Warhol’s Quick Pix and Pop Icons,” opening today at the Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary’s College of California.

While the Hearst show includes a sizable selection of the more recognizable pop art pieces, it focuses on some of Warhol’s photographic work, including a batch of Polaroids and prints given to the college as a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through its Photographic Legacy Program in 2008. via artbistro.

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