Ramon’s Tailor

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Melissa Schwegmann


Dates: September – November, 2017
Open Hours: Email to confirm weekend hours.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6:00-10:00pm
First Thursday Art Walk: October 5, 6:00-10:00pm
Closing Reception: First Thursday Art Walk, November 2, 6:00-10:00pm

At Ramon’s Tailor

As well as being an architect, Melissa Schwegmann is an artist who focuses on drawing, painting and sculpture. She is endlessly inspired by textures and patterns and finds nature the richest subject matter. Houtskool means charcoal in Afrikaans, but its more direct translation is “woods coal.” This title is very appropriate for her experiments at Ramon’s Tailor where she will be using “stump tools” to develop more abstract works in place. These works – resultant marks from beautiful chunks of charred logs – become art pieces in their own right.

About the Artist 
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Melissa Schwegmann is a Canadian artist and architect
currently living in San Francisco. Melissa’s art practice emphasizes process and embraces material experimentation and the physical labor of the body in the production of works.