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  • Meghan-Meyerhoff

Artist Statement
My works are explorations of material, surface, and gravity, in the pursuit of expressing an abstraction of self-portraiture. Control is an aspect that I value in my practice━ mainly, when or when not to exert it. By using gravity as more than a tool, but as a material in itself, I allow myself to relinquish my obsessive desire to control all aspects of the work. Embracing gravity allows me to find a sense of discovery and wonderment in the gray area of the “happy accident.” In these works, I specifically seek for the paint to pour, drip, pool, and spill. I combine these marks of gravity with playful colors and translucent surfaces, so that I may allow the paint to interact explicitly with light. The interaction of color and light creates an embodiment of the positive direction in which I find myself heading, while the forms created by the conversation between control and accident signify my acceptance of what I can or cannot control in my life.

Biography
Meghan Meyerhoff is an artist who wearned her BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. She makes abstract paintings that are explorations of material, surface, and gravity, in the pursuit of expressing an abstraction of self-portraiture. While her abstractions have taken many forms, her current works are pour paintings on vinyl or plastic. She is originally from Norwich, Connecticut, and now lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Image List
1. Abstraction of Self Series: #1, 2015, 62” x 24”, Acrylic and GAC 800 on Vinyl
2. Abstraction of Self Series: #2, 2015, 62” x 24”, Acrylic and GAC 800 on Vinyl
3. Abstraction of Self Series: #3, 2015, 62” x 24”, Acrylic and GAC 800 on Vinyl
4. Abstraction of Self Series: #4, 2015, 62” x 24”, Acrylic and GAC 800 on Vinyl
5. Abstraction of Self Series: #5, 2015, 62” x 24”, Acrylic and GAC 800 on Vinyl
6. Studio Portrait

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