Exhibition | Interiors: Karen Ann Myers

Jan 15, 2014 — Mar 23, 2014

Reflecting the pervasive culture of sex and beauty as portrayed in contemporary mass media, artist Karen Ann Myers employs the intimate setting of the bedroom to explore the psychological complexity of young women. Myers’ work will be featured in the solo exhibition Interiors, opening at the GCMA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

In her paintings, Myers portrays women she knows personally, juxtaposing them against geometrically patterned textiles in her sparingly furnished but optically energized bedroom. Often, the women are posed to mimic the intricate designs of the linens, wallpaper, or rugs found in the scene.

Presently, Karen Ann Myers lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is Associate Director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. She received her MFA in painting from Boston University and her BFA in studio art from Michigan State University.