The Oxford Treehouse Gallery and Event Venue is excited to feature the work of Oxford artist Melanie Munns during the month of April. This collection, titled Pink Fiction, will be featured and available for purchase in our gallery within the Gallery, The Roost.
Pink Fiction confronts the unattainable and unrealistic restraints that women of the past and present feel. Munns uses Mid-Century motifs and soft colors to address gendered expectations. Cats appear often in her work as a sometimes symbol of spinsterhood, and in this case, empowered, ethereal creatures that transcend time and space.
“I primarily use myself and childhood photos as reference material to paint surreal portraiture that capture my feelings of conflict and nostalgia,” Munns says of the collection. “Though there is beauty, sweetness, and sugary colors throughout my work there is also a tone of quietness or dreariness that can be perceived as sadness, strength, or aggression.”
Oxford Treehouse Gallery is proud to have the opportunity to display Pink Fiction by Melanie Munns. A goal of Oxford Treehouse Gallery is to share this space with other artists and to provide the public with a fine art experience in an unconventional gallery setting in beautiful Lafayette County, Mississippi.
The reception for Pink Fiction by Melanie Munns will be on Saturday, April 7th from 5-8 pm The exhibit will be up until the first week of May. Oxford Treehouse Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday 12–6 and happily by appointment.