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Meghan Boody

Artists on Art

Friday, January 25, 2013
6:15 PM–7:15 PM

Meghan Boody creates vivid images and scenes that are led by a central narrative with whimsical and often disturbing imagery. She most often works in digitally composed photography, but occasionally creates three dimensional sculptures and other interactive objects. Boody’s best-known series is her “Lighthouse Project,” which comprises images that take place in a lush 19th century Anglo countryside. There, Boody explains, “urchins and strays struggle to find their way.” The series tells a story of a young girl, an inmate of a workhouse/asylum, who escapes when the building burns down. Her fanciful journey through the country landscape includes stops in a lighthouse, in a swampy secretion, and back to the rebuilt institution. Boody’s work engages Victorian aesthetics and language, even titling her “Lighthouse Project” photocollages with the first lines of famous nineteenth century novels.

About Artists on Art

Contemporary artists lead informal, topical talks within the museum’s galleries on select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m.
In conversation withAssistant Curator Beth Citron, speakers from New York and international contemporary art scenes interact with and informally discuss the rich artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions in relation to their own practices and processes.
Please meet at the base of the Spiral Staircase at 6:15 for all tours.
Admission to the museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.