Los Angeles

Antonio Melendy

Melendy Gallery

The gallery is an outlet for the artist’s welded metal reliefs. The designs are usually a hackneyed massing of small, repeated, planal units mounted out upon radiating stems. Graduated in size, irregular in surface, he has faceted the work with textural and color changes, the most interesting in his sample kit being rings of halation caused by extreme heat. Facile, sometimes abstract, some figurative, some imitative, they can be dismissed as full blown, posh tinsel and chi-chi decor.

Fidel A. Danieli