Reality unfolds, refolds to the sensation of living. The pulse,vibrations, sensations of this experienced reality is revealed through bursts of color, form and depiction. These paintings are brief histories of moments constantly shifting, reorganizing to reveal the underlying essence of living in the city. It is this encapsulation of all angles, views and moments of my experienced reality that acts as a starting point to a painting. The process of painting delves into further analysis of shifting space and viewpoints transformed into the two-dimensional canvas. My aim is to squeeze this expansive landscape into a tension filled compressed space that becomes it’s own experience of reality.
Meghan Wilbar was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She received her BA from Knox College, IL in Studio Art with a minor in French. During undergraduate study she spent a year abroad at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Besancon France as well as a semester in Chicago. She obtained her MFA from the New York Studio School and completed a summer residency at the Chautauqua Institute Intensive Studio Program. This fall, she was an artist in the Bronx Museum, Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM 30). She currently lives and works in NYC.