Meghan Petras: Interview

Meghan Petras, Untitled, 2013, wool, 1 x 53 x 61 inches (courtesy of the artist
Meghan Petras, Untitled, 2013, wool, 1 x 53 x 61 inches (courtesy of the artist and Dodge Gallery)

Auggie Oz interviews painter Meghan Petras whose work is currently on view in the group exhibition A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth curated by Ted Gahl, on view, at Dodge Gallery, New York through October 27, 2013.

Oz writes: "Petras’ paintings are painted mostly with fabric paint, which she then cuts up and reassembles together making a both a fractured painted surface and a painting that is assembled as a unified object." Asked about this process Petras comments: "Making the seams is a way for me to add a tension and create a physical break in the painting that disrupts or interrupts the emerging patterns that may form in the painting. It also brings a bit of geometry to a very an otherwise organic painting. When it works it is very re-engaging for me."