MELISSA DOHERTY @ THE SPOKE CLUB

  • River Vignette 2 by Melissa Doherty
    oil on canvas
    60.0 x 60.0 inches | 152 x 152 cm
    2012
  • River Vignette 3 by Melissa Doherty
    oil on canvas
    60.0 x 60.0 inches | 152 x 152 cm
    2012
  • Young Pine # 1 by Melissa Doherty
    oil on canvas
    60.0 x 66.0 inches | 152 x 168 cm
    2013

 

 

 

MELISSA DOHERTY @ THE SPOKE CLUB

Melissa Doherty,

April 1 - May 31, 2014

Opening reception: April 24

De luca fine art is pleased to present the work of Melissa Doherty at The Spoke Club in Toronto. Layering paint to the extent that individual brush marks disappear, Doherty creates lush sensual surfaces, with a terrific sense of depth. Her super real aerial and close-up paintings depict single trees, as well as the urban forest, from a scopic yet intimate and introspective point of view. Doherty's method of depicting contemporary topography permits viewers new readings of landscape metaphors shifting the grand landscape tradition from the sublime toward notions of the embodiment.