We’ll be opening “Here Comes Purple” this Saturday. This will be Megan Whitmarsh’s 3rd solo show with us here at New Image Art and we’re really excited about it!
Whitmarsh will exhibit sculpture, wall pieces and giant fabric collage. Working primarily in textiles, her re-fabrication of cultural and personal ephemera results in a rueful yet bold kind of Pop art.
Whitmarsh seeks to make her process seen in the work itself. A process that views failure and success as coexistent. Her work acknowledges the repetitiveness of culture yet still finds a compulsion to create, to be original, and to seek meaning; even if this meaning is arbitrary, personal or constantly shifting. The work is both a window opening onto these questions and evidence of her compulsions.
Whitmarsh describes her work as, “an organizing of cultural and personal ephemera which is my reckoning of the overwhelming yet compelling aspects of the universe. I want to make “new” things which admit their his- tory. New to myself and new to the world if possible.”
The opening reception for “Here Comes Purple,” takes place Saturday, September 22 at New Image Art Gal- lery from 6pm-9pm, and is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through October 20, 2012.
Special thanks to the exhibition’s sponsor HEX for their continued support.