Fitzroy Gallery and Newman Popiashvili Gallery are pleased to announce a solo booth at NADA NYC, Booth 514, with Los Angeles-based artist Meg Cranston.
High fashion beams industrial perfection and this year’s lodestar is emerald. For her solo booth at NADA New York artist Meg Cranston explores the development of emerald as a global phenomenon. When in November of last year Kate Middleton strode onto a red carpet wearing an emerald pleated gown by designer Mulberry the Duchess and fashion icon ensured emerald was to become the ne plus ultra of design in the coming months.
Advertisements celebrate it as “a lively, radiant, lush green” on the official color assortment company’s website. Emerald has since been announced as the official hue of 2013, available as kitchen and household wares, retro chandeliers, school supplies and stationary, flannel shirts, head scarfs, upholstery, shag rugs, smart phone cases and screen savers, interior paints and exterior trims, silk trousers, May birthstone tiaras, evening gowns and five-carat rings.
It was Baudelaire who noted that humanity seeks its deepest sense of self-worth in fashion. This would have a great impact on future painting in that fashion increasingly co-opted the autonomy of fine art. In haute couture we increasingly ‘imprint our own image within attire’ that ‘crumples or stiffens in a dress, rounds off or squares gestures, and even ends by subtly penetrating the very features of ones face,’ the poet observed. Modern life, in other words, is defined by the speed with which ideals can be imprinted in the prevailing fashions of the moment. The quicker these ideals become redundant, the more modern the world may seem to be. With each new season, the most elegant, stylish and debonair overcome the coarseness of a démodé world. This year, emerald embodies the eclipse.
Meg Cranston explores these historic yet always-evolving relationships between the beau monde and visual art with a new series of monochromes and painterly reflections on emerald.
We gratefully acknowledge and give special thanks to LA><ART, the independent nonprofit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, which first exhibited Emerald City.
Meg Cranston is acting Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Otis College, where she has been a member of faculty for over twenty years. Cranston has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Community Foundation Artist Grant, Architectural Foundation of American Art in Public Places Award, and a COLA Artist Grant. She was included in Made in LA 2012, at the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. Cranston received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and her BA from Kenyon College.
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