Drawn Together is an exhibit of social study, and presents a look into the window of art and experience.
Within and between the works of these two artists, layers of dialogue begin to evolve, tempting a viewer’s
choice to observe, create, or even ignore the possibilities of relationships. The interactions may be
provocative, whimsical, profound, or even sordid – but they all reflect the emotion and motivation in our larger
Melodie Provenzano is inspired by objects, the way they look, and the emotions that they suggest. Each
balanced still-life world that this artist builds and then renders, resonates with something true inside of her.
Little toy apples suggest a traditional still-life, a miniature plaster head suggests classical art history, and
the toy microphone is an instrument to project meaning and expression louder for everyone to hear. Her
meticulous drawings and paintings create mock dramas that build narrative momentum when the audience
assigns meaning to their relationships. Provenzano is represented by Lions Wier Gallery (NY) and has exhibited
in numerous national group shows and art fairs. Her talent has been commissioned by Chanel, DKNY,
Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and for various album covers and private collectors. She was born in Hudson, NY and
currently lives and works in New York City.
See a video of her working here-
Philippe Simille acts as a “pictorial journalist” and exposes us to a personal and intuitive depiction of the
ordinary world. His ambiguous human figures, animals, heteroclite monsters and objects abound invite us to
discover and reflect on the kindnesses, cruelties, delirium and sometimes, the tasty indiscretions of humanity.
The societal relationships formed in his paintings and collages are both amusing and agitating. Simille has
exhibited in Paris, Geneva and Barcelona. He was born in Paris in 1957, and he currently lives and works in
Fabienne Powell is currently the Exhibition Coordinator at the Opalka Gallery (Albany, NY) and a graduate
student at Johns Hopkins University.