Landscapes by Meghan Wilbar

Meghan Wilbar
December 2022 to April 2023
Airport Office Building Lobby
Airport Office Building, near A Bridge Security

Meghan Wilbar has always been drawn to the landscape as a subject matter. She works with a pared down sensibility to capture the experience of the land and sky through texture and drawn line. She received her MFA from the New York Studio School in 2005 and her BA from Knox College in 2002. In the fall of 2010, she was an artist in the Bronx Museum, Artist in the Marketplace program and was featured in their AIM30 museum exhibition. She has received numerous artist-in-residences including the Chautauqua Institute Intensive Studio Program, Spiro Arts Foundation, Jentel Arts Foundation, History Colorado and the Wurlitzer Foundation. In 2016, she received a Colorado Creative Industries grant in support of her Veins of Steel project: a project chronicling the mining industry in Southern Colorado. Her works are included in the corporate collections of Denver Hilton Gardens, Westin Hotel, Parkview Hospital, University of Colorado Art Museum as well as numerous private collections. She is currently represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO and RA Modern in Crested Butte, CO.


As the clouds shift and change the landscape, I’ve been watching and drawing. I’m drawing the intimate story that exists by looking into the vastness of the open road and selecting the story through torn paper and drawn line. During the days of staying close to home, I’ve been drawing in my car with a pencil and an assortment of papers. It’s a process of careful looking and deciding what story gets told through the lens of shifting impermanence. During the pandemic, the uncertainty and isolation led to a new series of work depicting the roads that lead into an unknown future. Concentrating on a 5 mile stretch of Highway 96, I’ve returned to walk, draw and absorb the change of form and color. I take the culmination of moments spent in the landscape and recreate the dance of abstraction with drips, drabs and layers of paint. Color, form and imagery create space that is both solid and ephemeral. Just as the clouds form and dissipate, my work reflects both the strength and fragility of our fleeting moments of time.

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