Maggie Meiners: Revisiting Rockwell

Maggie Meiners:  Revisiting Rockwell

Photograph: Maggie Mieners, Truths, 26 3/16" x 30 9/16" x 1 1/2"

Photograph: Maggie Mieners, Truths, 26 3/16″ x 30 9/16″ x 1 1/2″

December 18, 2016- February 26, 2017

In this exhibition, Maggie Meiners was inspired by Norman Rockwell’s cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. It has been discovered that Rockwell staged photographs either shot by himself or by an assistant, then used the photograph as a template for the final project.  Meiners uses Rockwell’s work and reinterprets those scenes by using photographs as the final product. Revisiting Rockwell attempts to contemporize Rockwell’s original works by integrating social issues and elements more suggestive today into each photograph.

“As I continue to examine Rockwell’s work, I have noticed, for better or worse, that while sociological landscape has changed in many ways, there is much that remains the same.”

– Maggie Meiners

A Meet-the-Artist reception is scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm.