From the Imagination: Melissa Peck @ Bonner David Galleries
Dressed to the nines, if magic and style thrill you then surely the creative compositions of Melissa Peck will tickle your fancy. Playful characters spring to life among whimsical palettes that speak to the soul in pastel. Imagine a place where you could be this carefree. An elegant reverie buoyant with patterns and textures intermingling as pensive figures stretch the length of the horizon with endless possibilities…welcome to the wonderful.
Emboldened by individuality, Melissa Peck’s compositional ideations and candy-coloured imaginings fill us with a visual potency that awakens even the sleepiest dreamer within. Each one an experience, the longer I stare at her paintings – the more they make me want to live vicariously through her gentle, fanciful muse. Where nursery rhymes go hand in hand with stacks of Vogue, would a game of Ring Around the Rosie before dashing off to the Met be that farfetched?
Romantic and graceful elements act as counterparts to her surreal signature twists, and it slowly begins to reel you in – tugging your heartstrings like a kite windswept in the clouds. Get carried away in dreamy notes of dusty sage and blush that beckon a smile and pique the imagination.
Melissa’s language of fashion and artistic prowess captivate the viewer with nostalgic tones and endless ruffles. The historical sensibilities, enchanting mood, and fairytale couture embellishments are prominently featured – where every impassioned element invites you into her charming aesthetic. Unfurl the narrative of each painting, as if a spring flower in transformation, and let them forge a path to your sweet side.
Melissa Peck recently celebrated her solo exhibition, En Vogue at Bonner David Galleries.
Director, Bonner David Galleries New York