Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Museum Exhibit -The Photos are Back!

Sunday was the official closing of my exhibit at the Appleton Museum. I've had a busy month of travel (literally out of town the last 4 weekends in a row!) so I feel like the exhibit was just installed yesterday! How quickly a month passes.

Thought I'd share a few pictures and my artist statement for those of you who couldn't make it by the Appleton. (Photos by Russell Martin Photography)

In and urban setting, nature is often organized and controlled. City parks, botanical gardens, arboretums, and courtyards contrast industrial concrete and steel, allowing us to reconnect with nature. The plants selected are colorful, clean and fragrant, producing a manicured and idealized environment.
My current work explores and celebrates the city garden and our urban scenery. The goal is to stylize botanical forms by creating simplified shapes that reflect the organization of a planned city landscape.
For many, the simple act of gardening provides a welcome respite from everyday urban life. Overall, I strive to recreate feelings of comfort and harmony through composition, color and texture.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed the quick, online museum tour.



Judy Shreve said...

Meagan these photos are great! You must be happy with the exhibit. Hope lots of folks are getting to see it.

RenMeleon said...

Everything looked absolutely lovely. I cannot believe an entire month went by, I was hoping to make it back again. I am thrilled that you had the opportunity with them, they are a wonderful group to work with. I look forward to seeing more of your work! Will you be selling any of the cabochons at MCA?

Meagan Chaney said...

Thanks Judy and Ren! I definitely consider the show a success and am very happy with the over all experience and exhibit.

RenMeleon, we should meet for coffee or something sometime. It be nice to connect with more local artists! No cabochons at MCA, but I did just drop off a piece that was at the Appleton for the "Shades of Green" show that opens Friday.