Currently on view at the Lyons Wier Gallery (with the opening earlier tonight), Rock Center is an all new show from the New York-based Melodie Provenzano. Inspired by objects such as figurines, glassware, bows, and plastic toy animals, Provenzano arranges them into whimsical “mock dramas” until the composition elicits the right emotional tone. She states “My paintings are like a catalog of dreams. The composition makes sense to me visually and emotionally without a clearly defined concept to be illustrated. Their meaning is often not given on a conscious level. I paint from life, directly observing these self-created make-believe scenes. My process is one of time consuming intense focus and close attention to detail. Each painting is a reflection of my ever changing emotional life.”