Exhibition Dates: October 1 – November 23
Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 25, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
In her solo exhibition, artist Melissa Porter’s work is reflective of her life experiences and showcases her affinity for symbolism. Found treasures such as vintage clock cases, cigar boxes and photographs add their own character to the intimate story she narrates. In her work, you will find the influences of Joseph Cornell, Dwane Michaels, The Starn Twins and her travel experiences of different cultures and religions. Through her creative process, Melissa explores the concepts of permanence, boundaries, value and connection.
“Being an artist immersed in the creative process can at times be very isolating; because of that, much of my work reflects conversation I have with myself. It’s how I reflect on life’s events and conclude how I feel about my experiences.”