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Playing Fields, through November 19, 2010 at Indiana University’s SoFA Gallery.  Paintings by Melissa Oresky and Jered Sprecher (works by both can be seen in the image above) as well as Patrick Berran, Ryan Schneider and Olivia Schreiner.  Playing Fields intends to be a ‘glimpse at the state of painting’ mini-survey rather than a curatorial statement.  Says curator Tyson Skross, “The overarching idea is that each of the artists is working in a unique way that is relevant in the larger field of contemporary painting. The artists are living and working in a variety of cities in the U.S. and their work has never been previously exhibited together. We feel it is important for the SoFA gallery to be able to bring this work to Bloomington to provide a glimpse of the current state of contemporary painting for our audience and our students.”

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GR2, Franklinite, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 14″x18″

What follows is a remarkably generous and thoughtful interview with painter Melissa Oresky.  We will just get right to her words without a lengthy introduction.  See more of her work at Western Exhibitions website.

Please give our readers a little bit of information about yourself.

I am originally from Maryland, near Washington D.C. I came to the Midwest in 1992 to go to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and I stayed here to get my MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I currently teach painting at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and live and work between Bloomington-Normal and Chicago. I always feel a distinct pull back towards the east coast though I realize I have now (more…)

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Melissa Oresky

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Melissa Oresky

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