Lot 39    
Melanie Colosimo

Life Saver IV
screen print, high visibility ink on somerset
22” x 30”
7 of 10
Estimate $1,250 framed

Courtesy of the artist 

Melanie Colosimo is based in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax on Mi’kmaq Territory in Nova Scotia.Using soft, simple materials such as fabric and cut paper, Colosimo creates drawings and installations that address themes of collectivity, power, and care. Life Savers is a series of screen prints that reimagine the personal floating device, the life preserver, as a soft malleable object. These life preservers have lost their intended purpose, but they’re not alone—they have company. Are they helping each other out or bringing each other down together? This series is a reflection on the role that community plays during a pandemic, when we are forced to be separated, but trying to remain afloat together. Colosimo received a BFA from Mount Allison University (2006) and an MFA University of Windsor (2011). Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, most recently at He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China. She was long listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2017 and 2020.  

video.cmagazine.com - Melanie Colosimo