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Since most of my work centers around conflicting states of being and relationship with the world, I (like so many artists right now) have felt that it is important to document this strange time of pandemic and isolation and this series is my attempt to do that. While isolation is not at all foreign to me, the …

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In Megan Read’s highly refined figurative and still life paintings the subjects are placed in dark, vast environments giving the viewer a glimpse into calm, contemplative worlds. Her quiet shadowy works revolve around traditional elements like flowers or the nude figure but often include contemporary references to brands and splashes of color and modernity that create a sense of surprise. Working in oil at large scale her paintings explore the concepts of human expansion, contraction, vulnerability, armor and other contradictory themes such as the perpetual or constant versus the transitory and contemporary. These paintings are aspirational portraits of multiple selves: who you are, who you want to be, and all of the you’s that must coexist.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Arcadia Grand Opening in SohoARCADIA CONTEMPORARY
2019
Painting Today : International Women's Day curated by Didi MenendezMEAM, European Museum of Art
Annual National Juried ExhibitionNine Way Fine Art
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Here Still, 2021

Oil on acm
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
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$4,600
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Since most of my work centers around conflicting states of being and relationship with the world, I …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included

In Megan Read’s highly refined figurative and still life paintings the subjects are placed in dark, vast environments giving the viewer a glimpse into calm, contemplative worlds. Her quiet shadowy works revolve around traditional elements like flowers or the nude figure but often include contemporary references to brands and splashes of color and modernity that create a sense of surprise. Working in oil at large scale her paintings explore the concepts of human expansion, contraction, vulnerability, armor and other contradictory themes such as the perpetual or constant versus the transitory and contemporary. These paintings are aspirational portraits of multiple selves: who you are, who you want to be, and all of the you’s that must coexist.

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