Clutch Gallery is pleased to present Keep It Simple by Meghan Wilbar. These paintings are brief histories of moments constantly shifting, reorganizing to reveal the underlying essence of living in a city. The pulse, vibrations, sensations of this experience are revealed through bursts of color, form, and depiction. In Keep It Simple, Wilbar squeezes expansive landscapes into a tension-filled compressed space that becomes its own experience. This tension and compression is further amplified by the nature of Clutch, where the compressed landscapes take on an enormous scale within the Gallery’s 25 square inch footprint. Keep It Simple runs through September 5, 2010.
Meghan Wilbar was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She received her BA from Knox College, IL, in Studio Art with a minor in French. During undergraduate study she spent a year abroad at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Besancon, France, as well as a semester in Chicago. She obtained her MFA from the New York Studio School and completed a summer residency at the Chautauqua Institute Intensive Studio Program. This fall, she was an artist in the Bronx Museum, Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM 30). Her work is exhibited at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, Colorado, and Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea. She currently lives and works in NYC.