Had anyone told me, back in the day, that these paintings, which began as still-lifes, would come to resemble a series of linked, primary-colored rectangles from the De Stijl period, I would have laughed at the very idea of it; because while each initial (still-life) composition – usually a hat, a glove, a child’s toy – was designed with a grid as a background, who could have foreseen that the grid would then come to the fore? Ultimately, what I love about making art is the fact that whenever an artist thinks she has the end product visualized, she doesn’t. In other words, it’s as if by completing a painting an artist is putting the stamp on the fact that she is searching.
Meg Atkinson received her MFA from Queens College, CUNY and her BFA from Pratt Institute. Following is a partial list of her exhibitions: Paramount Gallery, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Pierogi, P.S. 122, Rotunda Gallery, Franklin Furnace, and Alternative Museum. She lives, teaches, and works in New York City.