November 7 - December 20, 2013
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For the past several years, Vossler's work has been centered around the relationship between human activity and the landscape. With this new body of work, she moves from sweeping views of vast terrain into more intimate details of the effects of human engineering, modification, and control. Both flora and fauna are affected by the interplay between natural process and human desires. Taking inspiration from Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his sixteenth century agrarian paintings, PRIVATOPIA is an imagining of the myriad real and potential impacts of our developing Anthropocene era.
Megan Vossler's drawings are exhibited nationwide, at galleries and museums including Franklin Art Works, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Wooster Art Museum, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Megan's work has been generously supported by a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, a McKnight Artists Fellowship, a Jerome Travel and Study grant, and, most recently, an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches drawing at Macalester College in Saint Paul.
Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art