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Showcasing Local Art and Artists: Doug Johnson and Melissa Oresky
Doug Johnson is a painter. In an age of appropriation, collage and disjunction, he has elected to create single images on single surfaces by hand. The traditional techniques of painting, exploring the properties of pigments and mediums, glazing and surface, are of primary importance.
McLean County Arts Center Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Center
Melissa Oresky’s work in paint, paper and video engages collage as an expansive material and visual practice. Her work examines landscape and a scientific view of the natural world through the lens of abstraction. She is currently making paintings that engage a notion of “plantlikeness”, to inform her imagery and process.
Presented byAssociate Professor of Art Melissa Oresky, Illinois State University