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Megan Skyvington

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2011, Wearable sculptures, Sizes vary

“You’d be a pretty girl if it weren’t for that.”

The body is a place of private history that is only ever fully known to the individual. My work deals with areas of the body that harbor a dark past earned through public stigma. As a reaction to this, the work seeks both to reveal this private dialogue with the body and subvert the negative history through transformation. These areas of skin become fantastic wearable objects that simultaneously encumber the wearer while also shielding them from prying eyes. Each object highlights and reveals the area of interrogation, making what was once a point of shame now a focal point that even the bearer cannot deny; the impulse to cover up being now undermined through these wearable sculptures, documented in photograph.

 

Megan Skyvington  - Stretch

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.