Meg Leary: Commedia

Opening: Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, Jul 13 – Aug 17, 2019

8 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste. 620
Chicago, IL 60603

Guest curated by MK Meador

Meg Leary explores of the intersection of visual art with musical performance. Trained as a classical singer, Leary activates static objects and explores various ways to use music as “material” — combining multiple material strategies, concepts and ideas, Leary then introduces humor and hyperbolic color to express her queer aesthetic. For this show Leary debuts an installation of hand-made ceramic musical snow globes inspired by Mozart’s aria “Der Hollë Rache” from The Magic Flute. Featuring multiple scores composed by Leary, it relies on a viewer to play each music-globe, which blend together and create improvised larger scores. These works are accompanied by a series of multimedia work that makes use of analog magnetic tape repurposed from old cassette tapes.


Image: Meg Leary, Bleach, Plaster, glass globe, paint, bleach, cassette, 12 x 8 x 8”