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Megan Whitmarsh

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Sixtyseven is proud to present "Forest Logic",2 Apr to 7 May 2005 a solo exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh.

Whitmarshs work primarily consists of embroidered depictions of Yetis, Elves and various pop icons. These characters are sewn in numerous arrangements over monochromatic stretched fabrics. Scenes include socializing Yetis, people from the future chased by geometric shapes, or Elf-girls chatting on cell phones. For her first show with Sixtyseven Whitmarsh presents her most recent embroideries, a series of drawings and a video entitled “The Life of a Yeti”.

Whitmarsh’s choice of medium bring to mind the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1970’s while other elements in her work relate Minimalism and Pop Art. Since her cast of characters is sewn over flat backgrounds, the pieces resemble color field paintings with little specks of color. A closer look reveals a tiny cigarette held by a Yeti or a golden necklace worn by an Elf. Some pieces include more familiar references: The band Kiss or Darth Vader can be found inhabiting a monochrome… Other pieces include art historical inserts: A Yeti next to a Franz Kline painting, King Kong staring at a Robert Indiana sculpture and so on.





Megan Whitmarsh holds an MFA from The University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana and a BFA in painting from Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. She makes a comic “Snow Monkeys” and various merchandise under the moniker “Tiny Industries”. Her work has been exhibited at Gavin Brown Enterprise, Andrew Kreps, Clementine and Lyonsweir in New York; Parlour Projects, Brooklyn; sixspace and Millicent Gallery in Los Angeles; Deluxe Projects and the Texas Ballroom in Chicago; Jody Monroe and The General Store in Milwaukee and at Branch gallery, Carrboro, NC




IMAGES : From top :

ORANGE CAPE, 2005. Embroidery thread on polished cotton. 8”X8”.

DARTH VADER, 2005. Embroidery thread on polished cotton. 3”X5”.

NICE CAPE, 2005. Embroidery thread on polished cotton. 5”X7”

MEGAN WHITMARSH : FOREST LOGIC
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