South China Sea. Video stills, 2011.

Overlook: Landscape Studies by Megan Vossler

February 4-March 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2012.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Megan Vossler presents studies of the landscape in her exhibition “Overlook,” which opens at the Macalester College Law Warschaw Gallery at 7:00pm, Friday, February 3, 2012. The exhibition will run through March 9.

The works in Overlook are ‘studies’ in the broadest sense: they are investigations, portrayals, experiments, and analyses of landscapes both directly experienced and mediated. All of these pieces have their root in the act of looking.

Vossler explains: “How to translate the act of looking into a representation became a very intriguing question for me. When is something best evoked as a drawing, and when as a video? What is the difference between studying a landscape and studying someone else’s representation of a landscape? Can a landscape be fluid? Can it be a single object? The pieces in this exhibition reflect my ongoing interest in these questions. They are the remnants of several years of thinking out loud.”

Megan Vossler teaches drawing at Macalester. She received her BA in Studio Arts from Brown University (Rhode Island), and her MFA in Visual Studies (Drawing/Painting) at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited nationwide, with recent shows at Franklin Art Works, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Wooster Art Museum in Ohio.

Vossler has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2005), a McKnight Artists Fellowship for Visual Artists (2007), and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study grant (2009). Most recently, she has been selected as the featured artist for Volume 39.2 of Diacritics, Cornell University’s acclaimed journal of critical theory (forthcoming in Spring of 2012).