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Friday Night Dialog with Artist Melinda Zox
FRriitz Porter- Quogue Gallery
HAMPTONS QUOGUE GALLERY COMES TO FRITZ PORTER IN CHARLESTON
MARCH 1 TO MARCH 31, 2017
EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHTS OF A GROUP OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTERS
Hamptons Art Hub
ART REVIEW: Hamptons Art Hub | The Fearless Palette of Melinda Zox Gives Color a Voice
In the artist’s statement for her exhilarating “Conversation in Color” exhibition of paintings and works on paper at the Quogue Gallery, Melinda Zox writes about painting being in her blood. Coming from the daughter of the brilliant abstract colorist Larry Zox and his wife Jean Glover Zox, also an artist, the statement can be taken literally. As the artist notes in the statement, her formative years presented “a continual lesson in the experience of art and creativity.
Quogue, N.Y., October 16, 2017. Unleashing the full expressionist force of color on canvas, Melinda Zox arrives at the Quogue Gallery with five dynamic paintings and eight works on paper dating from 2014 to 2017. The exhibition of work by the daughter of one of the pre-eminent artists of the Sixties (she readily admits that abstract painting is in her blood) will be on view from October 21 to December 31, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Melinda Zox is an emerging Abstract Expressionist painter who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under Frank Roth. She is the daughter of Larry Zox, who played an essential role in the Color Field movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and his artist wife Jean Glover Zox. Melinda Zox was raised in the heart of the downtown New York City art scene. Her childhood, she recalls, was “a continual lesson in the experience of art and creativity. Art, color and expression were part of our daily life and almost every conversation.”
As Quogue’s first and only private art gallery, the Quogue Gallery is a dynamic space in the Hamptons where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can meet and share their common passion for serious artistic investigation and appreciation. The gallery’s mission is to present a program of artistic excellence not limited to any genre or medium. Its focus is on modern and contemporary art created by emerging, established, and historically important artists. An essential aspect of the mission is to establish the gallery as an active, vibrant, and inventive participant in the Hamptons art panorama, with artist talks and events that significantly contribute to modern and contemporary art discourse.
Quogue Gallery is at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959.
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9 in Art
Melinda Zox cut her baby teeth on abstract art. The daughter of two artists—Larry Zox, a seminal force in geometric abstractions and the color field movement of the 1960s, and Jean Glover Zox—she grew up in the heart of the bustling, buzzing downtown New York art scene. Now, years later, she’s found a deeper serenity in both location and practice. Click to meet her.