Whithout Qualities, 2018


Unique Artwork

Mixed material

Acrylic tube, plastic thread, tar, rubber, cement, paper, imitation gold and silver leaf, rocks, foam, steel wool, metal chain, pennies


CM H 37.5 W 63.5 Thickness 5

IN H 14.76 W 25 Thickness 1.97

Certificate of authenticity


Guarantees

  • Worldwide deliveries with specialised carriers
  • Work is insured during transport
  • Artskop3437 curates carefully with love
  • Secure online transactions by card or bankwire 
  • 14 days return policy
  • Shipping is calculated at checkout

 CONTACT



Whithout Qualities, 2018

"In this work, Melake refers to archaeological sediment of a “topographical section, revealing a history of clay, earth and pottery fragments, followed by layers of plastics and petroleum products”.
Attention to evocative material compositions is also apparent. “I think it is easy to dismiss what is recognisable,” Melake offers of the line she seeks between the familiar and the hard-to-place." wrote Jessica Hemmings.

Luam Melake

Luam Melake (American, born 1986) graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies, majoring in Architecture and Art History in 2008. She has collaborated with public and private institutions on commissioned projects and has been artist in residence at leading institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha and the Blachère Foundation in Apt, France. Melake lives and works in New York City.

"My art practice is focused on handwoven sculptures and functional furniture objects that operate as vehicles for contemplation and empathetic connection. I refer to the histories and methodologies of art, design, craft, architecture and industrial manufacturing. Materials are borrowed from each of these fields and combined into works that collapse these disciplines. Abandoning a hierarchical framework enables a more accurate consideration of how these fields inform each other and what they can communicate.

I am proposing new ways of seeing objects that are universally familiar—as textiles, furniture and commodities—by calling attention to how they can operate as a means of shaping experiences and communicating ideas and emotions. These proposals encourage users/viewers to more fully consider their relationship to space and the potential for objects to facilitate meaningful, socializing experiences." Luam Melake.

Read more

Versant Sud

Versant Sud is an artist's residency whose main mission is to develop artistic and cultural projects in two territories: the Southern region of France and African countries.

The two geographical areas have one thing in common: they are territories marked by the virtual absence of an art market. Artists developing their activity in these two areas face buyers who are still under-represented or buying outside the territory.

To promote these two territories, Versant Sud is deployed on several axes:

The organization of an annual cross-artistic residency program between Marseille (France) and an African capital; coordination of artistic and cultural projects for other structures and/or institutions; design-oriented training workshops for art schools, the proposal for conferences focusing on the African perspective, selling works of art created by the artist in residence. 

The launch season 2018 / 2019 of the artistic residencies is dedicated to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. In October 2019, Versant Sud attended the leading fair dedicated to contemporary African Art - 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair - in London and presented works from Leikun Nahusenay. 


Versant SUD
1 Place de la Gare de la Blancarde
Marseille, 13004
France

Read more
Curated by Versant Sud

Other artworks from same artist

Recovery

Recovery, 2016

Luam Melake

Remains

Remains, 2018

Luam Melake

Dark Ages

Dark Ages, 2017

Luam Melake

Confines

Confines, 2017

Luam Melake

Trying

Trying, 2017

Luam Melake

Explore other artworks from the same gallery

Recovery

Recovery, 2016

Luam Melake

Remains

Remains, 2018

Luam Melake

Dark Ages

Dark Ages, 2017

Luam Melake

Confines

Confines, 2017

Luam Melake

Explore other artworks

Recovery

Recovery, 2016

Luam Melake

Remains

Remains, 2018

Luam Melake

Dark Ages

Dark Ages, 2017

Luam Melake

Confines

Confines, 2017

Luam Melake