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                                                Signs of the Times


Signs of the Times features 19 sculptors, painters and draftsmen associated with the gallery over the last 38 years including Niki de Saint Phalle, Matta, Eduardo Chillida, Giacomo Manzù, Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Wayne Thiebaud and others. Two artists new to the gallery are included in this group - New York sculptor Jonathan Seliger and California painter Melissa Chandon.
Melissa Chandon received her BFA from Santa Clara University and MFA at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 2008 Chandon has taught at UC Davis. The painter was fortunate to find a mentor in Wayne Thiebaud, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis. Thiebaud said of Chandon’s work: “She has developed an effective synthesis of abstract and representational elements in her works. This gives the works an intensity and raw graphic power to behold.” In her painting Chandon celebrates mid-century architecture, automobiles and landscape with an abstracted realism employing vivid colors and rich surfaces.
Jonathan Seliger is a Brooklyn based artist who earned his BFA from the State University of New York, Binghamton. Since 1991 the artist has exhibited in solo and group shows across the U.S. as well as in Europe. Seliger is known for his sculptures of everyday objects; takeout boxes, grocery bags, road barriers, created in a variety of media including canvas, aluminum, stainless steel and bronze. The sculpture presented here is from his luxury brand shopping bags series and is meticulously fabricated in bronze and finished with an automotive enamel. The sculptor plays with the scale of the object and crowns it with an intriguing title.
Signs of the Times will run through November. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5 and Saturday 11 to 5. Tasende Gallery is located at 820 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California.  For further information or to request images, please contact tasende@aol.com or 858 454 3691.
Melissa Chandon
Green Canoe with Turquoise Dock, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Jonathan Seliger
Midnight Ride, 2017
Automotive enamel on bronze and nickel plated bronze
36 inches wide x 34.5 high x 22 deep