Oculus Gallery is pleased to present Meg Franklin's contemporary still life paintings depicting found objects, arranged in conversation with each other, in oil and acrylic over canvas or alternative surfaces like Mastonite or velvet.
Meg Franklin is a Brooklyn-based painter originally from rural Northeast Georgia. She paints still lifes made up of objects that fall just short of identifiable. Reminiscent of everyday items, her objects feel recognizable, but ultimately have no known name or function. Franklin's current body of work uses geometrical enclosures and limited color palettes to isolate her objects into self-contained worlds. She has a MFA in painting from New York Academy of Art.
Oculus Gallery is thrilled to introduce you to Scottish photographer Ivar Wigan's Young Love series. His documentary-style photographs of his time deep in the Jamaican dancehall scene reveal his special ability to embed himself in specialized subcultures. Through imagery culled from intimate relationships and interactions with his surroundings, the artist aims to break down barriers that society has built up around minority and youth cultures.