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Megan Whitmarsh

American, b. 1972

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Megan Whitmarsh

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American, b. 1972

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Working predominantly with textiles, Los Angeles-based artist Megan Whitmarsh uses old fashioned, hand-stitched embroidery to fabricate replicas of personal and cultural ephemera. Although she also creates comic books, paintings, drawings, and stop animation, Whitmarsh is best known for her hand-embroidered canvases and soft sculptures, which make reference to both contemporary pop culture and the 1970s and '80s eras of her childhood. In Wall of Sound (2012), Whitmarsh displayed a collection of fabric objects including Sharpie markers, a vinyl record, and Andy Warhol-esque bananas, among additional personal and cultural items. In other work, Whitmarsh recounts a series of dreams, such as Apocalyptic Dream 1 (Fade & Radiate) (2012), where she created the illusion of a diary entry penned on looseleaf paper, which in reality has been crafted through cotton and her signature embroidery thread.

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Working predominantly with textiles, Los Angeles-based artist Megan Whitmarsh uses old fashioned, hand-stitched embroidery to fabricate replicas of personal and cultural ephemera. Although she also creates comic books, paintings, drawings, and stop animation, Whitmarsh is best known for her hand-embroidered canvases and soft sculptures, which make reference to both contemporary pop culture and the 1970s and '80s eras of her childhood. In Wall of Sound (2012), Whitmarsh displayed a collection of fabric objects including Sharpie markers, a vinyl record, and Andy Warhol-esque bananas, among additional personal and cultural items. In other work, Whitmarsh recounts a series of dreams, such as Apocalyptic Dream 1 (Fade & Radiate) (2012), where she created the illusion of a diary entry penned on looseleaf paper, which in reality has been crafted through cotton and her signature embroidery thread.

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