Meghan Brady aims to create paintings that are generous in spirit, but also occupy space and time in a frenetic, irregular, and ultimately surprising way. In the last few years, Brady’s studio practice has taken a shift away from painting on traditional stretched canvases and towards large scale, site-specific paintings on unstretched canvas or paper. The process of cutting and collaging large scale works, constructed mostly on the floor, has opened up Brady’s project to new spatial possibilities. Brady recently found her way back to small, stretched oil painting on canvas. These new, smaller-scale paintings breathe and shift with a restlessness carried over from her large works. With a looseness that reshapes forms and indirectly references the human body, Brady finds a language of everyday abstraction.
Brady creates her deliberate and gestural marks with bold colors, which are as much rooted in painting as they are in drawing. Interested in a space between abstraction and representation, specifically in relation to the figure; human or otherwise – her work is constructed, deconstructed, and finds footing somewhere totally unexpected.
Meghan Brady received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Boston University. She was the 2017 recipient of the Ellis Beauregard Foundation Grant and a 2018 Hewnoaks Summer Fellowship, as well as a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK; Steel House Projects, Rockland, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast and Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NADA House, Governors Island, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Mrs., Maspeth, and a residency/exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, which received a mention by The New York Times. Brady is included in a current exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockand, ME, and will have her first solo exhibition at Mrs. in September 2020.
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