New Image Art Gallery and HEX are pleased to present “Here Comes Purple,” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist Megan Whitmarsh. In her third solo with New Image Art, Whitmarsh will exhibit sculpture, wall pieces and giant fabric collage. Working primarily in textiles, her re-fabrication of cultural and personal ephemera results in a rueful yet bold kind of Pop art.
Whitmarsh seeks to make her process seen in the work itself. A process that views failure and success as coexistent. Her work acknowledges the repetitiveness of culture yet still finds a compulsion to create, to be original, and to seek meaning; even if this meaning is arbitrary, personal or constantly shifting. The work is both a window opening onto these questions and evidence of her compulsions.
Whitmarsh describes her work as, “an organizing of cultural and personal ephemera which is my reckoning of the overwhelming yet compelling aspects of the universe. I want to make “new” things which admit their his- tory. New to myself and new to the world if possible.”
The opening reception for “Here Comes Purple,” takes place Saturday, September 22 at New Image Art Gallery from 6pm-9pm, and is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through October 20, 2012.
Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh uses the visual noise of pop culture to inform her work. She is known primarily for her idiosyncratic hand embroidery and textile work; Her work refers to the visual noise of her youth in the 70s and 80s. She has shown internationally including recent exhibitions in New York, Brus- sels, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Seoul, Hong Kong, Reykjavik, Miami, Valencia, Brussels, Malmo & Barcelona. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from University of New Orleans.
New Image Art Gallery
Marsea Goldberg, founder and director of New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, opened the gallery in 1994 at her 10’ x 10’ design studio. Since then, New Image Art has grown to attract a global cult following and is a sought-after destination for art lovers and collectors worldwide. Renowned for its discriminating eye and solid curatorial skills, New Image Art Gallery continues to exhibit the works of established and emerging artists from the fine art, street, skate, and surf scenes. Over the years, the gallery has launched as well as mobilized the careers of internationally-celebrated artists, including Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Johanna Jackson, Chris Johanson, Rebecca Westcott, Retna, Neck Face, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Tauba Auerbach, The Date Farmers, and Bäst.