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Tarra Gaines Mel Chin retrospective January 2015 Melrose Place In the Name of the Place [artworks for Melrose Place by GALA Committee], 1995-1997 Television episodes of Melrose Place, exhibited as looped clips, depicting set props by GALA Committee [120 ar
Mel Chin, GALA Committee: In the Name of the Place (Artworks for Melrose Place by GALA Committee), 1995-1997, television episodes of Melrose Place exhibited as looped clips and depicting set props by GALA Committee with 120 artists, 150 props. Photo courtesy of GALA Committee
Mel Chin Untitled "Terra Infirma," 1981-83 Encaustic on panel (diptych divided at central horizon line)
Mel Chin, Untitled (Terra Infirma), 1981–83, encaustic on canvas (diptych), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase funded by Duke Energy, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McAshan, Dominique de Menil, Bubba Levy, Sandra Jensen and friends of the artist. Photo courtesy of © the artist
Tarra Gaines Mel Chin retrospective January 2015 Safehouse Door and Presentation Pallet
Mel Chin, (in background) Safehouse, A Facet of Operation Paydirt and The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, 2008, painted wood and metal hardware. Foreground: Presentation Pallet for the Fundreds of America, 2013, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, 6,000 pounds. of hand-drawn currency by the people of America. Photo courtesy of the artist