Gallery Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5-7 pm MT
Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, October 7, 2019 by 10 am MT
…I am drawn to work that is rich in ornamentation, with lavish use of materials- both scarce in a culture of mass production… My forms suggest sophistication through their sense of lift and use of exaggerated feet, in contrast to their playful gesture of stance, and animated attachments. My approach to the surface of the work comes from the sensibility of a seamstress. I look at clothing and costume as sources for embellishment, referencing stripes, polka dots, and the diamond pattern from the jester costume. The making of my work references the process of sewing with the use of darting, press molds made from textured fabric, upholstery, and attachments made from drawn patterns…
Lorna Meaden is currently a studio artist in Colorado, and she has been awarded residencies at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Archie Bray Foundation. She received her MFA from Ohio University and her BA from Fort Lewis College.