“Gift of Art”: SHOP THE SHOW with Melissa Vize

If you can’t make it to the gallery to take in the Gift of Art Holiday Exhibition, no worries, just stay tuned and enjoy all the wonderful art and artists of the show RIGHT HERE! Please meet Melissa Vize, a fine art photographer who takes pride in documenting the, sometimes whimsical, beauty of our great city. If you’re interested in purchasing any of Melissa’s work, or have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout!

from the Irwin House Gallery Collection
Melissa Vize. New Beginnings Disguised as Painful Endings, 2018. 24″ x 36″ Digital photography on gallery-wrapped canvas. $397

Melissa Vize
began serious photography in 2017, when she purchased her first digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR). Prior to that, she was exploring all over the city of Detroit with her cell phone and documenting its landscape, architecture, culture, and the evidence of change.  Vize learned to master framing and that propelled her into a love of photography. With a focus on urban life, particularly in the City of Detroit, her most trusted city lens is the Canon 17-40mm L series. She considers herself fortunate to have captured Detroit between 2016 and 2019, during a low-pitched period of rapid transformation. Today, most of her photos are taken early in the morning when the city is quiet, as it used to be. Vize shoots low and likes to focus on depth of field and reflections. The resulting imagery reflects the way her brain operates: She finds, sees and understands the big picture first, then fill in the details later.

SOLD!!! — Melissa Vize. More Value Than Words, 2018. 24″ x 36″ Digital photography on gallery-wrapped canvas. $397

Melissa Vize. #1 Complaint, 2019. 24″ x 36″ Digital photography on gallery-wrapped canvas. $397

Contact Irwin House Gallery to inquire about or purchase any of these works of art: 313.932.7690 or irwinhousegallery@gmail.com.

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