“Faring Well”: Megan Carney
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21, 2014, 7-11 pm
Exhibition: February 21 – March 15, 2014
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5 pm or by appointment
Teetering between the two- and three-dimensional, Faring Well is a study of memory and imagination through the use of structure, space, color and form. Through built photographs and sculpture, the translation of an imagined world to reality clashes and interacts with the reconstruction of memory.
Here, objects are divorced from their contexts and transfigured into artifacts, voided of meaning through the removal of their touch points to the everyday world.
This decontextualization occurs throughout the work on different scales, from the subject of the photographs, to the sculptural treatment of the photographs themselves, to the experience of the space, where suddenly bright color and idiosyncratic form is king.
In this work, experiments with the sculptural capacity of the photograph explore the uncanny nature of memory and imagination—the reconstruction of remembered experience and the construction of invented space. As a whole, the range of dimensional pieces builds a curated physical space that questions and challenges its own nature.