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Rants & Raves - A Review of Melissa Farris' "Happy Cannibals" at Material Art Space

Posted by Sarah Knowles on December 13th, 2012

Whimsical, pastel frames and delicate brush stroke and color choice may, upon first glance, disguise the humorously grotesque imagery that appears in Melissa Farris’s smaller-scale paintings in her show Happy Cannibals.  Paralleling the frames, the paintings seem as though they should belong in a baby’s nursery, with an almost kitschy vibe, some including images of innocent lambs. However, upon further investigation, the viewer begins to notice these paintings are not at all devised from a nursery rhyme. read more »

Topics: Melissa Farris, Happy Cannibals, Material Art Space, Visual Arts, Rants & Raves Review