Melissa Sarat's representational oil paintings
depict a baroque extravagance that mixes the
ephemeral images of contemporary culture with
an elaborate construction of the sublime.

David Kwasigroh
curator

"It could be an important function of art to help
people to become aware of our embeddedness
in the ensemble of nature." Sättele

 melissasarat@gmail.com


Evangeline
4' x 5'

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Tropical Frog, narrative painting Melissa Sarat





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Exhibitionist

There’s nothing understated about New Orleans Table: Paintings
by Melissa Sarat. The exhibit, coming to the Indianapolis Art
Center, boasts canvases as loud and celebratory as the city it depicts.
And what better way to mark the IAC’s 75th anniversary this
summer? Sarat’s large-scale oil paintings scream with the vivid
colors and dreamlike imagery of Mardi Gras.


























Post Tipping Point

4' x 6'

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the right of paintng image)































Mamma, Oracle, and Prophet ~ in progress
4' x 5'
six details

































Annabel

3' x 4'
private collection, California













 









Mother Möbius
3' x 4'
private collection
Rochester, New York


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the right of paintng image)


Mother Mobius painting Melissa Sarat































Ritrina

(hurricanes Rita and Katrina)
4' x 6'

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the right of paintng image)


































Keeper of Mysteries ~ in progress
2' x 4'




 











Guardian and Fish
8" x 10"'

Tattooed Guardian Woman with Fish, peacock feathers, global warming, Melissa Sarat






Ambrosia
4" x 4"'











Green Masked Diva
5" x 7"





Jay, Guardian, and Red Fish
8" x10"

Melissa Sarat small painting, bird, environment-guardian, red fish, global warming warning, crystal eye







Getting Hot
11" x 14"








Demon on a Stick
11" x 14"











Tattooed Woman and Garden Visitor
11" x 14"

Tattooed woman, garden visitor, Melissa Sarat painting, crown, Beast, Louisiana native
Evangeline and Friends
12" x 16"






~ Gallery Photos ~
55 Mercer Street Gallery ~ New York, NY
MELISSA SARAT NEW YORK PAINTER
 


gallery view ~ Atlantic Gallery, NY, NY

MELISSA SARAT NEW YORK PAINTINGS


Greater Lafayette Museum of Art Carnivale Exhibition, Lafayette, Indiana




Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana




Melissa Barousse Sarat studio view







revelers viewing Sarat' s painting ~ Windsor Whip Art Gallery, Windsor, NY
Viewing Sarat's Painting at the Windsor Whip Art Gallery

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Pentecost
5' x 7'

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Pentecost Melissa Sarat Luscious Food fish animals birds frogs painting










Frog Totem
4' x 5'

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Admonishing the Beast
4' x 5'











Ancients
4' x 5'
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right of paintng image)
































Mid-Summer
2' x 4'
private collection,
Boston, MA


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right of paintng image)















Father God, Mamma and The Holy Spirit
7' x 9'

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Gingerbread House painting Melissa Sarat










Gay's World,
a painting about Gay D. Kingsley
5' x 7'
private collection, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Fetus Fibonacci
3' x 4'
private collection,
Rochester, New York























details of David's Guardians
2 panels, full dimensions - 4' x 10'
see more Sarat early paintings







New Orleans Table
3' x 4"
private collection











Water Deities
3' x 4'
private collection
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right of paintng image

























































Exegesis
2' x 2'

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left of paintng image)


Details to the left and below















Talking Heads
4' x 6'
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right of paintng image)





head on footed cake plate






Alarmed Bird



fish and porcelain dolls



wind-up dragon




Dragon and Princess



Leah's fingernail polish

Bird Triio



Nayou


Madonna and Child with red pepper


fish and gold cloth




Maria Hernandez memorial icon

Queen Ollie

ElhAm


reveler and Masked Man



Talking Head


Mamma's Lipstick