Melissa Morgan Fine Art opened a dynamic exhibition featuring the newest body of monumental paintings by highly sought-after painter, Ashley Collins. Collins has surpassed both trend and time to create works which are distinct, carrying an imprint that is instantly recognizable. Her paintings are mythic visions of strength – each the product of layer upon layer of actual historical text, documentation, and illustration from as far back as the 1700's. Each generational touch adds to the soul of her work.
Collins exhibited early on with artists Robert Rauschenberg and Dale Chihuly, and in international museum exhibitions such as the Singapore Art Museum, MOCA Virginia, People's Museum, Cultural Palace, Bejiing, Metropolitan Museum, Manilla, Laguna Art Museum, Museum of Fine Art Hanoi, among others. The private collectors of her work are as varied as Christy Walton, CAA, the Wynn Collection, LIAG Argentina, Axtel, Mexico, Carter, Holt Harvey, Robert Redford, Stan Kroenke, Peter Munk, Barrick Gold – from Brunei to Germany, Argentina to Sweden, Great Britain to India.
Photography by Loretta Vlach