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Melissa Meyer: Rewriting the Lyric

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John Haber reviews a recent exhibition of paintings by Melissa Meyer at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York.

Haber writes that Meyer's paintings have "begun not just to dance but to jump… One can see the jumps as a lack of disjunction, with each calligraphic trace and color in its cell running up against and slightly into others. Meyer can thus play fast and loose with the grid, while making its rigor her own. She can also draw on calligraphy to move between color and works on paper in black and white, as if taking stock of her own strengths—and as a reminder of how painting and drawing can still feed one another. Her evolution has meant simplification as well, in a marvelous paring away of expressionism’s muss and fuss."

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