• Mela Lyman

    Thomas Segal Gallery

    In previous exhibitions Mela Lyman has shown herself to be a virile draftsperson with an architectonic command of space. This intrepid muscular quality is also present in her current work, a series of large-scale pastels of swimmers under water in indoor pools. It is not farfetched to link these to the subject matter of Lyman’s earlier works, which included antique typewriters (with strong figurative overtones) and panoramic views of bridges over waterways. From these antecedents, a direct concern with an object/figurative presence and aquatic environs has developed.

    Lyman’s current focus on the

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