Stacy Meyer, Topei Fight in Silver II, 2004

topei fight in silver II oil on canvas 24x72 2004

OBJECTS OF DESIRE

recent paintings by STACEY E. MEYER

Gallery Co presents Objects of Desire, a new exhibition featuring oil paintings by artist Stacey Elizabeth Meyer, a recent University of Minnesota MFA graduate, and 1996 MCAD graduate.

Objects of Desire are self-portraits combining figures and abstractions, in rich, deeply layered, dream-like scenes. Meyer employs birds, elephants, lions, buffaloes, rhinos, hippos, a cheetah, an ostrich, a hyena, and a dung beetle; images of animals influencing her while on safari in Kenya. These images are idealized representations of self.

The wild animal images allow her to create self-portraits while limiting the inherent vulnerability in representing self. Each painting shimmers with earth metals: silver, bronze graphite, gold. They are minimal and calm palettes occasionally splashed with contrasting color.