McGREGOR, Ken and ZIMMER, Jenny
Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2007. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 140, illustrated.
Melinda Harper is a young artist who came into prominence in the 1990s as a member of the ‘Store 5’ group who actively sought to reinstate geometric abstraction in the contemporary art scene. Her paintings are a celebration of colour, forming a visual kaleidoscope painted in a systematic way and usually in groups and series. These precisely executed geometric compositions are visually dazzling, bold and expressive and are based on the repetition in different compositions of multicoloured irregular shapes.