“Eighths,” By Melissa Ayr, Divides New York and the Country
Ayr Collection Released to a Chelsea Champagne Reception on the Eighth
New York City — March 6, 2012 — Today, Melissa Ayr, a Brooklyn-born contemporary abstract artist releases her latest works “Eighths” and “Buttergirl.” “Eighths” is an ode to the exacerbated state of affairs of the American economy, the drug economy as well as the world. The motivation behind the collection was to see an artwork as a complete thought, yet be divisible into many pieces. With a colorful base derived in oil; spread only by her fingers, Ayr created an extraordinary piece that is greater than the sum of its parts. The dark sprays and overlays provide foreground to the rich depth behind an ever-changing image, where the light that strikes the work, changes the very mood of intent.
The American economy has been taken down by a collision of irrational exuberance, Wall Street and the American dream. Fractions of the bond market drove the mortgage crisis into a giant inferno that took out both Boardwalk and Park Place. Thinking in scarcity brought to life the worst nightmare since The Great Depression. Often the currency of the underworld, “Eighths” takes the pieces of American will and determination and aspires to deliver a single united front.
“Eighths”, a collection of eight unique yet connected pieces embodies, a dimensional whole, yet brings out the individuality of the room. This latest masterpiece by Ayr has the versatile ability to be hung in multiple rooms or as one unique piece. As a single work of art end to end, “Eighths” is an extravagant eighty inches of creativity. With spacing, “Eighths” creates an interpolation of light, darkness and balance as the painting consumes any wall and adds instant personality with room to provoke thought.
The art world comes alive in New York during the month of March for a host of premiere art events. The Armory Show, The Art Show, The Whitney Biennial, the Cindy Sherman retrospective, the New Museum’s triennial, and Choices at the Guggenheim will all be on view in early March.
“Eighths” will be featured during the month of March and will be showcased at a Gala Champagne Reception on Thursday, MARCH 8, 2012. 6:00-8:00 pm in Chelsea. 511 West 25th Street #406, New York, NY 10001.
To find out more about the upcoming exhibition and artist Melissa Ayr visit http://www.melissaayr.com.
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About Artist Melissa Ayr:
Melissa Ayr’s mission is simple; create with passion, open the World’s mind to creativity and become the highest valued female artist of our time. Melissa offers high end fine art using hand crafted custom made canvas, the finest quality paint and artist talent to make every original painting unique. Melissa sells original abstract paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media and keeps her indelible oath to grow her brand, maintain value and hold true to the trust that many collectors have placed in her. http://www.melissaayr.com
About The Armory Show:
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the third edition of Independent will again join The Armory Show in March. http://www.thearmoryshow.com