Hystrionics and the Forgotten Arm brochures have officially arrived at Women & Their Work. The essay was written by the amazing Andy Campbell! Swing by and pick one up today!
8. Women and Their Work, Margaret Meehan Hystrionics and the Forgotten Arm
In this exhibition, Meehan wove a dense tale into her objects, photographs, and installations. But beyond the back stories (see: Victorian Pugilism, boxing, The Circassian beauties, and medical anomalies), I don’t think I saw a more elegantly installed exhibition all year. And that’s saying a lot, considering the gallery at Women and Their Work often feels stilted and constricting. Meehan essentially created a dramatic stage-set for both her works and the story she was longing to tell. Many Thanks to Katie Geha’s on Glasstire.com for including me in an amazing list of artists.