Tripoli Gallery

Lingua Franca n.1, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.2, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
39 x 40 inches

Lingua Franca n.3, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.4, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 43 inches

Lingua Franca n.5, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.6, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.7, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
64.5 x 40 inches

Lingua Franca n.8, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.9, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
75 x 40 inches

Lingua Franca n.10, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Lingua Franca n.11, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
19 x 17 inches

Lingua Franca n.12, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
76 x 40 inches

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Lingua Franca

Melanie Moczarski

October 3 ‐ November 16, 2015

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Opening reception: Saturday, October 10, 6 - 8 pm

East Hampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Melanie J. Moczarski: Lingua Franca. Marking her first solo show at Tripoli Gallery, the exhibition of new works will be on view at Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, 87 Newtown Lane, from October 3rd through November 16th, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 10th, from 6 to 8 pm.

Mesmerizing and hypnotic, Moczarski’s recent series explores a natural inclination towards an imperfect symmetry, as organic and curvilinear lines and overlapping forms create compositions that seem to breathe and move. A consistent palette unifies the uniquely individual works under a soft veil of white, which at times of lesser application, reveals higher saturation of pigment. Using acrylic on polyester film, Moczarski’s process stems from a conscious immersion in the correlation between what is honest, sincere and frank, which she describes as Lingua Franca, and Lingua Sacra, as the sacred, common language.

The series suggests the the logging of a common underlying metaphysical language of what is both inherent and unyielding; concentric yet animated by a different will. Each piece is unplanned other than it being “spoken” in that tongue or alphabet. “I see each painting as an X-Ray or trace of sorts, of the forces at play from the subtle to the gross,” explains Moczarski, “…a materialization of the invisible gestures that pervade all.”  

Melanie J. Moczarski was born in Houston, Texas in 1984 and grew up in South America. She attended the Art Students League of New York and earned her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Clifford Chance collection, New York, NY; the Bruce High Quality Foundation Last Brucennial, New York, NY; Y Gallery, New York, NY; Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; and O Fim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, among others. Previous group exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery include the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: The Worlds We Create, 2013-14, and Thanksgiving Collective: 2011, both in Southampton, NY. Melanie J. Moczarski lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.1, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.2, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
39 x 40 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.3, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.4, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 43 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.5, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.6, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.7, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
64.5 x 40 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.8, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.9, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
75 x 40 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.10, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
40 x 45 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.11, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
19 x 17 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca n.12, 2015
acrylic on polyester film
76 x 40 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,

Melanie Moczarski
Lingua Franca, installation shots,