July 16, 2024

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Megan Ellen MacDonald’s “Wet Dream.”

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Megan Ellen MacDonald’s “Wet Dream.”
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Currently on perspective until eventually January 7th, 2023 at Hashimoto Contemporary in New York Town is artist Megan Ellen MacDonald’s solo exhibition, “Wet Desire.”

Making use of 3D computer software and virtual actuality to develop intricate scenes,
the artist reinterprets these compositions by way of traditional oil
portray procedures knowledgeable by historical still everyday living painting of the
Dutch Golden Era. Continuing the exploration of contrasting themes of objectification and energy, MacDonald expands on how these themes relate to the femme practical experience as a result of coded iconography.

For Soaked Dream, the artist depicts distorted, opulent tableaus of all-natural components filled with flowers, skulls and fruit, which allude to the commodification and seduction within just an elaborate inner environment a single that clumsily mimics things of ours but maintains its very own exclusive aesthetic. Shiny, overly ripe fruits and bouquets cling from sensitive stems, drooping greatly from the bodyweight. Shucked oysters tantalizingly connect with to the viewer, keeping a shimmering pearl at it’s heart. MacDonald’s saturated palette is slick and complete of shades of pink, what is regarded as to be a usually femme color.

About the latest body of work, the artist states, “each do the job serves as a memento mori and adore letter to the complexities of nature that we get for granted. Even though the function explores feminine identity and the dichotomy of gender and electrical power, the narratives in the exhibition include references to the fragility and beauty of the purely natural earth.”

Seductive nonetheless unnerving in their surreal character, the artist paints scenes which allude to the effect of human intervention with mother nature, and our inclination to substitute authentic globe ordeals with extra curated, commodified existences.

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