Megan Abajian

Megan Abajian makes paintings that thrive in the realm between craft and art. Walking the line between what has been traditionally seen as High and Low, Megan uses the tradition of landscape and still-life painting both as a source of abstraction and a reference to popular consumption. Megan assembles an excess of hand cut forms to create densely layered, at times chaotic pieces that reach a critical mass of form, chroma, and texture. She builds these works using a variety of processes. The act of hand cutting implies a sense of time while the tradition of paper cutting is intimately connected with a history of accessibility and celebration. Her handling of materials acts as a metaphor for consumption and excess where these components coalesce into a revelry of color and materiality that simultaneously celebrates and negates the handcrafted.