Megan Nolde, MFA 2015

Thesis Exhibition: April 1 – April 4, 2015

Opening Reception: April 3, 6 – 8:30 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Evidence of Love and Care by Megan Nolde

Evidence of Love and Care
etching, spit-bite, open bite, drypoint on found feedsacks, clothesline, and clothespins, Dimensions Variable, 2014

Stay by Megan Nolde

Graphite on Rives BFK, 22” x 30”, 2014

My work is an investigation of ambiguity, interior spaces, interpersonal relationships, the nature of memory, and the uses of narrative. Using drawing, printmaking, and fibers techniques, I work intuitively, choosing imagery and materials based on "gut" feeling, and allowing the work to grow and change throughout the process of creation. I often gather personal information, images, and text to work from later, sifting through unnecessary details to reach the core of my experiences-- in this way my work is autobiographical, but connected to wider-reaching concepts. Though detailed, well-crafted, and often labor-intensive, my work is rarely planned out from start to finish. I simply follow the seed of an idea until it reaches fruition-- the moment when it suddenly feels complete. Meditative, conceptual, and steeped in image-making, my work reflects my belief that we often define ourselves through our ties to others and through the stories we tell ourselves about our past. I believe that we remember our histories subjectively, and that domestic spaces are charged with our dreams, memories, and senses of identity and spirituality. We tell ourselves stories in order to live-- to process who we are, where we've been, and where we're going.

All images courtesy of the artist.