Melody Owen
Everything is Water
Collages

November 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Best known for her collages, Melody Owen uses both vintage and contemporary imagery, often taking inspiration from fairy tales or fables. A frequent participant in artist-in-residency programs, Owen demonstrates a remarkable aptitude for assimilation, absorbing the materials, attitudes, and mythologies of each new circumstance and culture in her work. In Everything is Water, Owen focuses her illustrations on our connection to the natural world and the way in which our actions create a result. A single drop of water creates a ripple in a pond, a year of life creates another ring around a tree. This connectedness of all things is what drives the work and inspires her collage.

A graduate of the MFA program at Alfred University (Alfred, NY), Owen has exhibited at such locations as the Royal College of Art (London, England), Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Spoonbill and Sugartown (Brooklyn, NY), Bellevue Art Museum (Bellevue, WA), the Art Gym at Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR) and the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR). Owen has completed residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, (Paris, France), the Gil Society (Akureyri, Iceland) and the Est-Nord-Est Residency (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Canada). In 2009 she was artist-in-residence at Gaestatelier Krone (Aarau, Switzerland), funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission.

 

 


Exhibition Images

Cutaway_ Whale Speak
Cutaway: Whalespeak
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Translation
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Seed
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Pilot
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Cross Section
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Cool
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

  Cutaway_ Carphone
Cutaway: Carphone
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway: Arms
collage
2015
10 x 10 inches

 
Cutaway1
collage
2015
26.5 x 34.5 inches

 
Cutaway 2
collage
2015
26.5 x 34.5 inches

 
Cutaway 3
collage
2015
26.5 x 34.5 inches

 
Sequoia 1
carved postcard
2015
9.5 x 12 inches

 
Sequoia 2
carved postcard
2015
12 x 9.5 inches

 
Sequoia 3
carved postcard
2015
9.5 x 12 inches

  The Seed Drawings_ Broken Bed
The Seed Drawings: Broken Bed
ink on paper
2004
9 x 8.5 inches

  The Seed Drawings_ Suitcase
The Seed Drawings: Suitcase
ink on paper
2004
9 x 8.5 inches

  The Seed Drawings_ Broken Chair
The Seed Drawings: Broken Chair
ink on paper
2004
9 x 8.5 inches

  The Seed Drawings_ Tent
The Seed Drawings: Tent
ink on paper
2004
9 x 8.5 inches

  The Seed Drawings_ Vial_ single
The Seed Drawings: Vial
ink on paper
2004
9 x 8.5 inches

 
Under My Skin 1
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 2
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 3
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 4
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 5
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 6
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 7
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 8
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 9
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 10
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 11
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 12
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 13
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 14
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 15
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 16
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 17
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 19
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches

 
Under My Skin 20
collage
2015
11 x 9 inches