EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
Megan J. Archer
Green Hill Gallery
Grünberger Str, 13, Berlin
14 – 30.07.2017
Opening : 14.07.2017 at 7pm
Green Hill Gallery is glad to invite you to the opening of the first solo show of Megan J. Archer happening on the 14th of July 2017.
Megan J. Archer (1988, NZL) is a painter, illustrator and collage artist. Based in Berlin for four years now, her solo show will focus on a body of works produced during this period.
« […] I take my inspiration from a kitsch, quaint era of formal portraits, demure nudes and picture books filled with lurid and sometimes downright creepy photographs of everything from kittens, to terrifying seafood platters to make-up tutorials. I then like to present my re-appropriation of this subject matter in a way that places it unmistakably in the present by introducing a decidedly contemporary pictorial element. I try to imbue my work with a slight sense of irony, an awareness of how finely it walks the line between actual kitsch and fine art.
In my current body of work I am focusing on ways to combine my previously quite separate practices of collage and painting as well as incorporating the use of digital editing programs […]. Although the finished product is created solely through traditional oil painting techniques, the end result shows evidence of every step of the process, the original collage, the digital manipulation, and the final unifying physicality of the painted surface. »
The exhibition runs until the 30th of July.
at 8_etage Galerie, Gottlieb-Dunkel Str. 43/44, 12099, Berlin.
Thursday 21 June 2018 at 19:00h