Modern West is thrilled to continue a collaboration with the 801 Salon as we feature New Works by guest artist Meggan Waltman at Vis. The opening reception will be Saturday, April 16 from 6-9PM. The 801 Salon is a curated, monthly event featuring local artists and creatives, hosted by Vis. at 801 S 800 E, SLC, UT
For the new works in this upcoming show, Waltman uses repurposed materials she has on hand, considering the shortages that we are all navigating and focusing on the reexamination of the supplies and textile trimmings she has in her studio. Waltman is inspired by the works of Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, and anonymous tantric art. Self-taught, her technique using layered oils on canvas that have the movement of watercolor was birthed by trial and error, and it was motivated by the desire to keep her paintings free from the barrier of a piece of glass. She creates her own paints from natural earth pigmentation and plant dye. Waltman paints from her studio in Utah.
I am a minimalist artist with a desire to bring my works out from behind the glass. Using an oil technique that I have developed, I preserve the translucency and movement of a watercolor medium and present it on canvas with no barriers. I strive to juxtapose a luxe, rich feel with an exposed tenderness and ask you to dissolve into the texture and color.