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Coles Melanie

Originating from a town of 4000 in the Northernmost tip of the Great Basin Desert, Coles began using discarded old books and objects as the source of her collages. Often abstract or distorted, forms range from miniature sculptures to 90 square foot xerox prints, experimental art zines to 1300 square foot public paintings. Her solo exhibit Abracadabra- I Wanna Reach Out and Grab Ya! (Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada) combined large-scale collage with stereogram 3D optical illusions allowing the viewer to engage with the work through hidden 3D images within each collage. The work often deals with reconstructing analog or dead mediums in the digital realm through mixed use of new and old technologies of the past century.