MELISSA KRETSCHMER | LI TRINCERE
Two Artists | Two Exhibitions | A Conversation
By Appointment Only

May 30 - August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2018 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Artist Talk - Melissa Kretschmer and Li Trincere moderated by Phyllis Tuchman


Colleagues and gallery mates in the 1990s in Julian Pretto’s gallery in New York, both artists explore painted surfaces and supports. Kretschmer excavates the surface and leverages process to reveal literal depth and volume, while Trincere uses subtle transitions of hue and shaped supports to create illusory movement and depth within her compositions.

Melissa Kretschmer’s paintings are generated by her interaction with process and materials.  Dissatisfied with the mere articulation of surface and support, Kretschmer’s subtle layering of plane and radical displacement of edge creates a veiled tension between thick and thin, line and volume, center and periphery.  These excavated complexities establish an ambient visual presence which may be described as ‘more there there’, somewhat akin to hearing the fleeting impression of Erik Satie while immersed in the rush hour cacophony of Union Square.

Li Trincere's paintings examine the formal properties of surface, hue, and shape. First sensed as resolutely flat, finely tuned chroma instantiates fictive depths, and defines spaces both within and around the limits of that immediately seen.  Simple movement is synthesized through clean, elementary, unadorned construction. Trincere’s paintings put hands to familiar structures heard in the raw three chords of rock and roll music, and colored by the transient aesthetics of the street, the club, and the beach.

About Melissa Kretschmer:
Melissa Kretschmer lives in New York City.  She has shown in the United States and abroad since 1988.  Her work has been seen in solo exhibitions at Galeria Alfonso Artiaco in Napoli, Lesley Heller in New York City, Ace Gallery in Los Angeles, and Galerie Konrad Fischer in Dusseldorf.  Melissa Kretschmer was a gallery mate of Li Trincere at the influential Julian Pretto Gallery in Manhattan. Her artworks have recently been included in a series of exhibitions, Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium – USA, curated by Barbara Rose.  This is her first exhibition with David Richard Gallery.

About Li Trincere:
Li Trincere lives in New York City.  She has shown in the United States and abroad since 1982.  In 1989 and 1990, her work was seen in solo exhibitions at Galerie Rolf Ricke in Köln.  Li Trincere was a gallery mate of Melissa Kretschmer at the influential Julian Pretto Gallery in Manhattan, and has recently shown at Minus Space in Brooklyn. This is her first exhibition with David Richard Gallery.  


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Melissa Kretschmer Blue Cord Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ plywood 2018 12.25 x 6 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Blue Cord
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, plywood
2018
12.25 x 6 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Saffron Sideline Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ plywood 2018 35 x 36 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Saffron Sideline
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, plywood
2018
35 x 36 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Interlude Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 39.5 x 34 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Interlude
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, beeswax, plywood
2018
39.5 x 34 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Pink Slip Around Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ plywood 2018 28 x 28 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Pink Slip Around
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, plywood
2018
28 x 28 x 2 inches
$16,200  
Melissa Kretschmer Chet_s Cut Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 6 x 11.75 x 2.25 At David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Chet's Cut
Vellum, gesso, casein, beeswax, plywood
2018
6 x 11.75 x 2.25 inches
$7,200  
Melissa Kretschmer Dolphy_s Dig Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 7 x 12 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Dolphy's Dig
Vellum, gesso, casein, beeswax, plywood
2018
7 x 12 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Delft Cleft Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 14.75 x 14.75 x 3 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Delft Cleft
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, beeswax, plywood
2018
14.75 x 14.75 x 3 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Green Course Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 11 x 18 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Green Course
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, beeswax, plywood
2018
11 x 18 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Cutout Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ plywood 2018 28.5 x 26.5 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Cutout
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, plywood
2018
28.5 x 26.5 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Plum Line Too Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ gouache_ plywood 2018  36 x 12.75 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Plum Line Too
Vellum, gesso, casein, gouache, plywood
2018
36 x 12.75 x 2 inches
$12,600  
Melissa Kretschmer Sawn_ Drawn_ Cut Vellum_ gesso_ casein_ beeswax_ plywood 2018 11.5 x 48 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Sawn, Drawn, Cut
Vellum, gesso, casein, beeswax, plywood
2018
11.5 x 48 x 2 inches
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Melissa Kretschmer Breaker Vellium_ gesso_ casein_ graphite_ plywood 2018 21 x 75 x 1 at David Richard Gallery Melissa Kretschmer
Breaker
Vellium, gesso, casein, graphite, plywood
2018
21 x 75 x 1 inches
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Li Trincere Blackband1 Acrylic on canvas 2018 34 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Blackband1
Acrylic on canvas
2018
34 x 24 inches
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Li Trincere Deep Purple Acrylic on canvas 2018 33 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Deep Purple
Acrylic on canvas
2018
33 x 24 inches
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Li Trincere White Bands Acrylic on canvas 2018 24 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
White Bands
Acrylic on canvas
2018
24 x 24 inches
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Li Trincere LG blue_Bl Acrylic on canvas 2018 40 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
LG blue/Bl
Acrylic on canvas
2018
40 x 20 inches
 
Li Trincere LG red bands Acrylic on canvas 2018 40 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
LG red bands
Acrylic on canvas
2018
40 x 20 inches
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Li Trincere Black_whiteband Acrylic on canvas 2018 24 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Black/whiteband
Acrylic on canvas
2018
24 x 24 inches
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Li Trincere Blueband2 Acrylic on canvas 2018 34 x 18 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Blueband2
Acrylic on canvas
2018
34 x 18 inches
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Li Trincere Redband1 Acrylic on canvas 2017 18 x 18 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Redband1
Acrylic on canvas
2017
18 x 18 inches
$12,000  
Li Trincere Pink_black Acrylic on canvas 2018 24 x 22 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Pink/black
Acrylic on canvas
2018
24 x 22 inches
$12,000  
Li Trincere Pink_blue Acrylic on canvas 2018 30 x 19 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Pink/blue
Acrylic on canvas
2018
30 x 19 inches
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Li Trincere Blueband1 Acrylic on canvas 2018 24 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Li Trincere
Blueband1
Acrylic on canvas
2018
24 x 24 inches
$12,000