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Melissa Kretschmer

American, b. 1962

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Melissa Kretschmer

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American, b. 1962

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Melissa Kretschmer likens her approach to materials—which include wood, glass, tar, ink, and beeswax—to that of a jazz musician interpreting a musical composition. She makes abstract, minimalist wall assemblages, sculptures, site-specific installations, works on paper, and videos. The artist considers her work variable and often unfinished. “A standard in jazz gets re-interpreted by different artists time and time again, its wholeness is both its basic structure and every variation brought to it, so that it’s never finalized,” she says. “All these things are very real, although never complete.” Among her projects is a series of installations in which she coated windows with beeswax layered in geometric patterns. Squares and strips recur throughout Kretschmer’s work, sometimes recalling the art forms of her husband, Carl Andre.

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Biography

Melissa Kretschmer likens her approach to materials—which include wood, glass, tar, ink, and beeswax—to that of a jazz musician interpreting a musical composition. She makes abstract, minimalist wall assemblages, sculptures, site-specific installations, works on paper, and videos. The artist considers her work variable and often unfinished. “A standard in jazz gets re-interpreted by different artists time and time again, its wholeness is both its basic structure and every variation brought to it, so that it’s never finalized,” she says. “All these things are very real, although never complete.” Among her projects is a series of installations in which she coated windows with beeswax layered in geometric patterns. Squares and strips recur throughout Kretschmer’s work, sometimes recalling the art forms of her husband, Carl Andre.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine
Articles Featuring Melissa Kretschmer
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Oct 29th, 2014
Giacomo Guidi Brings Its Diverse Roster from Rome to Turin
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Sep 16th, 2014
Giacomo Guidi Inaugurates a New Gallery Space in Rome with Ettore Sottsass, Gerold Miller, and More
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