November 27, 2020 – January 16, 2021
In these self-portraits, Megan Mcgrath uses bold colors combined with strong contrast and patterns. The inspiration for this body of work began when she got engaged to get married in January of 2019 and wanted to create a body of work that reflected the joy and the happiness of her emotions. She uses bright and colorful shades in the background and creates visual texture with dots. McGrath uses herself to represent a feeling of mother nature and some plant life to represent and honor the creation of the natural world.
The yellow bird in each painting symbolizes her goals, aspirations, and hopes for the future, and having a sunny outlook on life. She also uses formal aesthetic concerns to drive her decisions in regard to color and composition.
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.