Melissa Brown | Lee Hansley Gallery | Arts | Indy Week
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Melissa Brown 

When: Sun., Oct. 23 2016

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

MELISSA BROWN

In August, we reported on a big move for Lee Hansley's pioneering Raleigh art gallery, which was planning to leave Glenwood South, where it had lived for seventeen years of its quarter-century existence. Driven out by parking problems in post-gentrification Glenwood, Hansley reopens this weekend in Dock 1053, a mixed-use warehouse at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. The high-ceilinged, large-windowed industrial space is a far cry from the gallery's former home in a distinctive Victorian cottage. The grand opening celebration is sobered by the fact that the first exhibit in the new space is a memorial. Planned to coincide with National Cancer Awareness Month, it features thirty paintings by the late Raleigh artist Melissa Brown, who had already attained a national following for her subtle negotiation of figuration and abstraction when she died of breast cancer, at age thirty, in 2001. —Brian Howe

LEE HANSLEY GALLERY, RALEIGH
2–5 p.m., free, www.leehansleygallery.com

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