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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Megan Marlatt / Molded from Complicated Mixtures

Megan Marlatt / Molded from Complicated Mixtures 
November 4 through January 2, 2011
Opening Reception / Sunday, November 7, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (free)
Drawing inspiration from the number of quirky characters and funky forms produced in plastic toys, Megan Marlatt renders in a classic style paintings that depict the many meanings behind toys. Most of the toys she paints are products of children's packaged fast food meals that have been discarded and salvaged from thrift stores. In a complicated mixture of emotions both critical of and complicit to our consumer society, half of Marlatt's paintings reflect our mass plastic consumption run amuck, while the other half reminiscent for a time when a toy was a precious object.

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org

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