Melissa Shaak

Welcome to Waltham Open Studios! My abstract acrylic paintings balance color shifts with amorphous forms that appear ponderous, whimsical or surreal. I explore how the act of concealing, by means of overpainting with large swaths of flat color, reveals and brings focus to the sprawl of life in the layers underneath. My most recent ventures include stop motion animation and video, and we’ll see where that exploration leads. I am a Core Member of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District.