Megan Koeppel: Childhood Love Lessons
September 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Manipulating pulverized paper pulp and textile scraps, installation artist Megan Koeppel explores materiality, pattern, color and form by taking familiar everyday items and transforming them into precarious, stacked, bulging and winding assemblages that evoke an organic almost bodily feel that is at once playful and mysterious. In her work she attempts to make soft pieces stand, durable pieces slump, and hard surfaces appear soft. The new works in this exhibition broadly shift in scale from being hand held, richly patterned objects, to spacious stretches of color inhabited by abstract characters.
About the artist:
Megan Koeppel (b. 1996 Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a sculptor and installation artist currently working in Baltimore MD. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018, where she studied fine art and curatorial practices. Her work has recently been exhibited in the Baltimore area, along with galleries in her home state such as; Var Gallery (Milwaukee WI 2019), Main Gallery: University of Madison (Madison WI 2018), Main Building: MICA Campus (Baltimore MD 2018), Material Gallery + Studio (Milwaukee WI 2018) Cade Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College (Arundel County MD 2019), and at VisArts (Rockville MD 2018). She currently works as an arts administrator at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore MD, and is a curator at John Fonda Gallery at the Baltimore Theater Project.