On view through Saturday, January 12th
MEGAN WILLIAMSON: DEFYING GRAVITY – THE CIRCUS PAINTINGS
Rare Nest Gallery, 3433 N Kedvale Avenue
JOIN US ON OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, November 3, 5.00pm
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 1- 6pm or by appt. Contact Keith to schedule a visit: 708-616-8671, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Talk: “The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top” by Professor of American Studies Janet Davis, Saturday, December 1, 2.00pm
Deliberate, effective, and finely calibrated, the distortions serve a scene that is incongruous but somehow wholly convincing. With her fluid brushwork, extraordinary color sensibility, and imaginative presentation of the figure, Williamson suggests that painting itself just could be the most exhilarating dare-devil act of all.
— David Ebony, Contributing Editor, ART IN AMERICA, FULL ESSAY HERE, (c) David Ebony 2018
If you are interested in writing about this show, interviewing the artist, joining us on Opening Night or booking an appointment to see the show, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alicia at 773 951 8178 or email@example.com.
Chicago artist Megan Williamson is opening her solo gallery show of circus-inspired paintings and drawings at the Rare Nest Gallery on November 3rd. “Megan Williamson: Defying Gravity – The Circus Paintings” runs through January 12th, 2019.
Typically known for landscape work, “Defying Gravity” explores Williamson’s newfound love of the human form and the mystique of the circus. Inhabiting timeless landscapes, her art celebrates behind-the-scenes work and can be seen as a metaphor for the artist’s life. Williamson’s collection is filled with virtuoso scenes of circus rehearsals. They epitomize all that is best in her work: complex and layered compositions, masterful handling of color and intelligent narratives. While Williamson is inspired by the formidable legacy of circus-related art, she has created her own, personal vocabulary of acrobats, horseback riders, animals and the iconic striped tents.
The press release for this event can be viewed and downloaded here, and a gallery of images can be found here. Artwork prices range between $500 and $6,000.
If you are interested in writing about this show, interviewing the artist, joining us on Opening Night or booking an appointment to see the show, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alicia at 773 951 8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org