This painting depicts a tantalizing sliced watermelon lying near a beckoning pool of water. Part of a series by the artist, this work creates an omnipresent vantage point with its picture-in-a-picture composition; viewers can float in a dream space between sensation, desire and memory. These paintings invite viewers into a world of dramatic possibilities—even as the vivid borders that envelope the scene allow onlookers to remain on the periphery.
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Edelman's paintings combine vivid borders with objects and figures that serve as tantalizing signifiers of complex narratives. The artist sometimes employs an omnipresent vantage point to create a dream space that floats between sensation, desire and memory. Jessie Edelman’s paintings place viewers both in the painting’s action and on the periphery of its framing—fully implicating onlookers in the dramatic possibilities of the composition.