FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2020
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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THE LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM SHOWCASES WORKS BY MELISSA BARBIERI
New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Melissa Barbieri: Memories, Dreams and Archetypes, on view Nov. 21, 2020 through Jan. 24, 2021.
This exhibition showcases the work of Connecticut artist Melissa Barbieri, highlighting a recent series of her large-scale works on paper. These calligraphic and diagrammatic works are transcribed visions that combine text, symbols, words, and imagery. Using watercolor, India ink, and aquarelle wash, this series of paintings was influenced by ancient scrolls, codices, hide and ledger paintings, and recorded in an uninterrupted flow of thought-stream consciousness. They explore the dichotomy and duality of the ocean and the desert as mirrors connecting them to one another while bringing the unconscious to the conscious realm.