Meliksetian | Briggs is pleased to present a solo stand of work by Los Angeles based artist Meg Cranston at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017 January 26th through 29th at the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica.
The gallery will be presenting a new body of work entitled Same Composition (After Le Corbusier), Same Hues, Different Titles exploring notions of seriality, repetition and perception. Cranston says “I was influenced by Van Gogh who frequently would paint the same composition twice in what seemed to be different colors. The hues (the colors of paint) were actually the same only mixed at different ratios. Of course Monet did the same to achieve different light effects. I have done several works over the years using similar ideas.I am interested in how things can look or seem different but be structurally identical.”
Meg Cranston (b. 1960) received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and her BA from Kenyon College. She has received awards such as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Community Foundation Artist Grant, Architectural Foundation of American Art in Public Places Award, and a COLA Artist Grant. She is currently the Chair of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
Cranston has been exhibiting internationally since 1988. Early exhibitions include curator Paul Schimmel’s seminal 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter at the MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the 1993 Biennale di Venezia / Venice Biennale. She co-curated the influential exhibition 100 Artists See God with John Baldessari. Solo exhibitions include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Artspace, Auckland and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. More recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Kunstverien Heilbronn, Germany in 2015 and LA><Art, Los Angeles in 2013, as well as, the group exhibitions The Afghan Carpet Project at the Hammer Museum curated by Ali Subotnick, Made in LA 2012, also at the Hammer Museum and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing Do It project.
In 2016, her work has been included in the exhibitions Los Angeles - A Fiction curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran (AFM), Thierry Raspail (MAC Lyon) and Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth at the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, (touring to MAC / Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2017), L’ image volée curated by Thomas Demand at the Fondazione Prada, Milan and L.A. Exuberance - New Gifts by Artists at the LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is currently on view.
Among her publications, Cranston is the co-editor of the JRP | Ringier books More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About John Baldessari volumes 1 and 2 with Olbrist. A monograph on her work Hot Pants ina Cold, Cold World also published by JRP | Ringier is available.
Cranston’s work can be found in major collections worldwide including the MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the MoMA / Museum of Modern Art, New York, LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.