Meg Cranston, ‘Leftover shapes’, 2017, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Meliksetian | Briggs
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Meg Cranston

Leftover shapes, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
.
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Location
Los Angeles
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Meliksetian | Briggs
Los Angeles

In the series, Same Composition, Different Hue, Different Title, Cranston continues her ongoing …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Verso
Frame
Not included
Series
Same Composition, Different Hues, Different Titles
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© The Artist & Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, 2017
Meg Cranston
American, b. 1960
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Conceptual artist Meg Cranston creates sculptures and installations with an air of whimsy that often belies the symbolism and deeper implications of the ideas she explores. Her works frequently seem lighthearted—for The Complete Works of Jane Austen (1991), she filled a large weather balloon with all the air necessary to read Austen’s entire oeuvre out loud—while other pieces carry more serious references. Magical Death (2007), a display of piñatas fashioned to look like Cranston herself, fused a comical conceit with an implied portrayal of the artist as martyr—to be bashed with sticks as the piñatas would be. Other installation pieces evoke similarly personal themes: for Keep Same Over (1989) she displayed all of her personal belongings in a gallery space, while for One of Each (1990) she exhibited 150 doll figures, catalogued in an inscrutable checklist.

Meg Cranston, ‘Leftover shapes’, 2017, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Meliksetian | Briggs
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About the work
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Meliksetian | Briggs
Los Angeles

In the series, Same Composition, Different Hue, Different Title, Cranston continues her ongoing interest in color theory and how it functions within consumer culture vis-a-vis corporate marketing and branding strategies, as well as its relationship to personal and collective experience, with the aesthetics and history …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Verso
Frame
Not included
Series
Same Composition, Different Hues, Different Titles
Image rights
© The Artist & Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, 2017
Meg Cranston
American, b. 1960
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Conceptual artist Meg Cranston creates sculptures and installations with an air of whimsy that often belies the symbolism and deeper implications of the ideas she explores. Her works frequently seem lighthearted—for The Complete Works of Jane Austen (1991), she filled a large weather balloon with all the air necessary to read Austen’s entire oeuvre out loud—while other pieces carry more serious references. Magical Death (2007), a display of piñatas fashioned to look like Cranston herself, fused a comical conceit with an implied portrayal of the artist as martyr—to be bashed with sticks as the piñatas would be. Other installation pieces evoke similarly personal themes: for Keep Same Over (1989) she displayed all of her personal belongings in a gallery space, while for One of Each (1990) she exhibited 150 doll figures, catalogued in an inscrutable checklist.

Meg Cranston

Leftover shapes, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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