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Watchlist Artist: Megan Stroech

THE SUB-MISSION is pleased to present We Tried That One Time, a site-specific installation by Megan Stroech. Stroech creates unfamiliar arrangements constructed from low-grade, accessible materials to challenge conventional understanding of their utility and erase associations relating to their traditional function. In her solo project in THE SUB-MISSION, she exposes specific architectural elements of the project space while obscuring others to explore perception, the relationship between object and space, and the common impulse to anthropomorphize non-representational shapes.

(text source: THE MISSION)

Megan Stroech, In a While Crocodile, 2014, sun visor, pool float, duct tape, carpet and latex, 48 x 30 in.; Courtesy of the artist and THE MISSION


More on Megan Stroech (b. 1986, Corpus Christi, TX)

I construct unfamiliar arrangements of low-­‐grade, readily available materials, subverting conventional understanding of their utility in order to spur new conversation between them. By combining these elements, I seek to produce visual  relationships with an apparent specificity of  color and form,  while still  remaining  open to  interpretation and further investigation.  I often use common, recognizable materials, but alter them by layering paint and  other elements in order to change their  function within  the work. Through this  process of  alteration, the collage material itself  is displaced  because its original function is no longer present. This range of  material invites  the viewer to form relationships between areas in  the work,  but also begins to reconcile how these elements interact with the pieceʼs overall  form.

(text source: THE MISSION)

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website)


(Image on top: Megan Stroech, We Tried That One Time installed in THE SUB-MISSION; Courtesy of the artist and THE MISSION)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/19/14

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