BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Bortolami is pleased to present a recent body of work by Meg an Marrin.

\n

These intimately scaled pieces are variously comprised o f printed paper\, resin\, leather\, and industrially produced accent shelve s. Marrin uses imagery from the surfaces around her\, predominantly her world. These can range from a vintage scarf extensively searched for\ , or rich sections of colored leather\, to the artists wardrobe\, or a part icularly distinctive belt.  These things to be “put on\,” are then photogra phed or scanned\, and grafted like skins over constructed supports. Some ha ve domestic allusions\; the shelves\, a panel that has been treated with ar chitectural molding\; others are simply stretched and coated with resin (re calling an actual process of treating real skins for use in decorative and functional objects).

\n

An uncanny tromp l’oeil takes place between th e synthesis of the digital and of the artist’s hand\, creating a new body w hich resembles painting in its format\, and deals with the psychological im plications of masking and the thrill of adornment. It is a reminder that in our daily lives\, the act of covering up combined with the subjectivity of taste\, become integral to the realization of “me\,” to ourselves and to others.

\n

-         Tyler Dobson

\n

 

\n

Megan Marr in was born in St. Louis\, Missouri. She lives and works in New York City.< /p> DTEND:20121222 DTSTAMP:20140831T104112 DTSTART:20121117 GEO:40.7463193;-74.0067752 LOCATION:Bortolami Gallery\,520 W 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Room X\, Megan Marrin UID:247482 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121117T200000 DTSTAMP:20140831T104112 DTSTART:20121117T180000 GEO:40.7463193;-74.0067752 LOCATION:Bortolami Gallery\,520 W 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Room X\, Megan Marrin UID:247483 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR