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Meagan Geer: Patterns of Change
November 7, 2008 - November 28, 2008
First Friday Reception: November 7th, 6-9pm
To truly understand the structure of life we can view nature as a culmination of layered patterns, simultaneously existing on the microscopic, visible and abstract layers of existence.
In her recent works, Meagan Geer has explored ideas of entropy and the cyclical qualities of life and death. Drawing inspiration from natural motifs found in under water life forms and their environments, the purpose of this series is to capture a moment of change: when intricate patterns of structure begin to fall apart, gracefully exploding into the unknown. This moment represents not only decay, but the beginning of a new pattern and structure.
Layers of existence and patterns are not only the concepts on which her work is based, but also an influence on the techniques and processes involved in creating each piece. Housed in light boxes each piece consists of layers of imagery. This method intends to draw the viewer’s focus to the deeper levels of the images. Simultaneously viewing these layers brings to mind the parallels between the microscopic, the visible and the abstract layers of existence.
Geer is a graphic designer and artist specializing in alternative form and printmaking and digital media.
She holds a BFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts and has studied at Pilchuck Glass School and Penland School of Craft. Geer has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Pheland Award for printmaking. She held a four-year residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA where she taught alternative forms of printmaking. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Garage Gallery in San Francisco, CA and The Los Angeles Printmaking Society juried exhibition at The Pasadena Art Center. Lectures include the Fresno Art Museum’s Graphic Art Council guest lecture series.