Melissa Loop, Jerome Fellowship Winner: Show Opens October 4

Melissa Loop of Rosalux Gallery is one of the five recipients of the 2012/13 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists.

The exhibition opens at MCAD on October 4; details:
2012/13 Jerome Emerging Artists Exhibition
October 4–November 10, 2013

Main Gallery
Friday, October 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m., moderated by Jay Gabler

The Jerome Fellowship winners are Susannah Bielak, Amanda Hankerson, Michael Hoyt, Melissa Loop, and Lauren Roche, all of the Twin Cities. In addition to receiving $10,000 stipends, over the course of the year these artists have the opportunity to meet with three arts professionals, exhibit recent work in a culminating group show at MCAD Gallery and have a local art curator or critic write an essay about their work in a catalog that accompanies the exhibition.

Melissa Loop is a landscape painter who mines the long history of the genre and subverts it with her fantasy landscapes. Her hyper-colored canvases with their haphazard drips, neon spray paint, jumbled digitized shapes, and rainbow-infused skies literalize the artificiality of imagined paradises and bespeak her concern for ongoing globalization, colonization, and touristic expansion in exotic locations. In 2005 Loop received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.