the many adventures of melissa marks

a "meet the artist" chelsea tour (nov 15 + 16)


Melissa Marks has created massive, exuberant, site specific murals for Bloomberg SPACE London, the Castillo de Velez Blanco in Spain, Art in General and Vassar College. She joins us to share the inside scoop on her newest project in the heart of chelsea.

"Melissa Marks's character Volitia cavorts through her drawings with the impudence of Nabokov's Lolita and the sly pleasure of a cherub. Volitia's domain is an ethereal realm of voluptuous light. That she is continuously exploding in an amorphous cloud of color punctuates her urgency in a way both hilarious and heartbreaking. Marks's tongue-in-cheek visual play makes it hard to tell who's the buffoon, Volitia for being so damned funny under such stress, or her audience for never quite being able to find her. Cherubs and Nabokov aside, we could be in a comic book world of popping balloon captions, or the sophisticated one of Pop art."

Betsy Sussler, BOMB Magazine, New York City

Melissa Marks holds an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Wesleyan University.  Solo exhibitions include Bloomberg Space, London, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT and Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gazquez, Spain. Her work has been included in exhibitions at PS1/Moma, NY, Artspace, CT and The Drawing Center, NY. 


Meet at:  Planthouse Gallery at 55 West 28th Street

Dates: Choose Wednesday November 15th or Thursday November 16th

Time: 11am- 12.45pm

Fee: $58/person. Pre registration required. 48 hour cancellation policy.  Email specifying your preferred tour date to receive a link for credit card payment, or the On Art LLC address to pay by check. Checks must be received at least one week prior to the tour.

Discount: Pay only $40/person when you bring a NEW FRIEND on an On Art tour. (first time only). Email with the date you would like to attend, your new friend's name and email to receive a link to the discounted fee.

Registration required. Email to register.