Jul 13, 2010
Melissa Haslam @ LeBasse Projects
LeBasse Projects presents:
New Work from Melissa Haslam
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17th, 7-10pm
Australian artist Melissa Haslam has based her recent paintings on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Specifically focused on interrupted cycles of life, her figures surrender to nature and allow themselves to be overtaken by the wild and lush landscape that the artist so beautifully creates.
In 'Botanica,' Haslam continues to explore her fascination between the idea of femininity and nature. As flowers and roots take over the canvas, her figures react as reminders of our symbiotic relationship with nature. Her female characters take on animal characteristics - sometimes playing aggressively and other times placid. In the animal world this kind of playfulness becomes preparation for the violence that is needed for survival, a primitive state of existence that is present in human nature but disguised by civilization.
For preview information please contact the gallery: 310.558.0200