Megan AthertonOakland , CA
Painting common, imperfect, easy to ignore places I investigate relationships between ourselves and our environment, psychologically, socially and physically. Walls painted over in attempts of uniformity and betterment, evident in the mismatching shapes. Close to a controlled environment but compromises made in desperation and moments of self persuasion hoping for results of improvement, never quite getting there. In some cases expectations of something better are never fulfilled and space is left for dead, to be consumed by nature. Another abandon building to add to the collection. A subdued reality where jaded projections of the future are manifested, the bits of beauty within the entropy give glimpses of hope.
Megan Atherton is currently in an MFA program for painting at CCA. She has received numerous accolades for her paintings including The Humboldt State University Martin Wong Painting Award and Glenn Berry scholarship. She currently resides in the East Bay of Northern California.