Melora Griffis at Sara Nightingale Gallery

by | Aug 21, 2021 | Blog post

The Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Melora Griffis, moon buoy. The exhibition is ongoing through August 30th, 2021. In moon buoy, the artists narrative landscapes address the late hours. Whether in complete darkness, with only the moon’s glow, or during the theatrical show of a sunset, the paintings shy away from diurnal events and focus instead on the sometimes lonely, sometimes intimate experiences that occur in diffused or subdued light. While neon and glitter play a part here, and Griffis’s moonlight emanates brightness, it’s crepuscular light and what it suggests – the workday being over, the time for social gatherings or quiet solitude – that takes center stage in this body of work.

Melora Griffis received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has received fellowships from Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Le Moulin a Nef, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Schloss Pluschow, The Edward Albee Foundation and the Virgina Center for Creative Arts. She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and has written, directed, designed, choreographed and performed in over a dozen performance art works in New York City and abroad. She has exhibited her fine art in New York galleries such as Ethan Cohen, Edward Thorp, White Columns, and 571 Projects, as well as other galleries on Long Island, Upstate New York and Los Angeles.

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Melora Griffis, nocturnal prelude, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″,