Chelouche Gallery is delighted to invite you to the opening of
Melanie Daniel\’s solo exhibition | Raven and the Leftover Men
16.01.2014 – 15.02.2014
Opening: Thursday 16.01.2014, 20:00
Looking forward to see you there!
*The gallery will be closed for the installation of the exhibition on 12.01.2014 – 16.01.2014.
Melanie Daniel\’s solo exhibition “Raven and the Leftover Men” will open at Chelouche Gallery on Thursday, 16.01.2014, at 8:00pm.
Born in British Columbia, Melanie Daniel has a mixed heritage with family members who are First Nations (Aboriginal People), and for 18 years has made her home in Israel. Daniel recalls the West Coast narratives of her childhood and traditional totemic imagery and reworks them from a contemporary perspective in her intensely vivid and detailed paintings.
Dense brushwork reveals a weird fabricated world inhabited by camouflaged figures and mythical animal characters. Of the stories Daniel says, “Insiders and outsiders alike can only empower the old ways by sharing them and paradoxically allowing them to mutate . . . I love the legends of Raven, a naughty and playful creator who could change form in order to satisfy his curiosity.”
Melanie Daniel was born in Victoria, British Colombia, and is based in Yaffo, Tel Aviv. Melanie completed her BFA and MFA at the Bezalel Academy where she has taught painting. Her work has been widely exhibited in Israel and abroad, with solo exhibitions at the Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Colombia, Tel Aviv Museum, Angelika Knapper Gallery, Stockholm, and group exhibitions at the Israel Museum of Art, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Petach Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2012, she received the Pollock-Krasner Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and was a NARS Foundation Resident. In 2009 Daniel was awarded a solo exhibition for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art\’s Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter. Her work has been reviewed by CBC/Radio Canada, Frieze Magazine, and Newsweek.