Melissa Melero: Numu (Paiute)

Exhibition Reception Dec 4, 5-8pm Artspace 144 West St, Reno

Exhibition at Artspace

Melissa Melero's new exhibition, Numu (Paiute), of abstract contemporary mixed media paintings inspired by the landscape and culture of the Numu (Northern Paiute) in Nevada opens December 4 at Artspace. Melero intuitively layers organic objects, sand, rice papers, acrylic washes and mediums to create a visual in which the Paiute life is told through a new medium inspired by the old. Melero considers these works to be a perspective of her tribe and culture through the eyes of a Native woman, mother, and artist.

Numu (Paiute) is open from Dec. 4 to Feb. 28, 2015. Validated parking is available in the garage at First and Sierra streets. Exhibition is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturdays, and by appointment only during Winter Break from Dec. 17, 2014-Jan. 20, 2015.