Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931 
MEGAN MADZOEFF
 Cut It Out!
January 8 - February 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-5pm
Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: Sunday, February 12, 2-5pm


Megan Madzoeff

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Press Release

Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, Megan Madzoeff: Cut It Out!, from January 8 - February 12, 2012. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Sunday, January 8, from 2-5pm and a closing reception on Sunday, February 12, from 2-5pm.

By pouring paint onto polyester film, Megan Madzoeff frees herself from the constraints of traditional canvas or panel and explores the energy, transparency and movement inherent in liquid. Her paintings present the formal and the informal with a dichotomy of serious and humorous perspectives. On the one hand, they refer to color field painting with their graphically aggressive, high-contrast swatches of color. However, simultaneously, their cut edges, bloopy shapes and drips play to the comic spirit. When the work is attached directly to the wall, it produces an absolutely flat painting that appears to hover, physically confronting the viewer to strike up a conversation. 

Megan Madzoeff has a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Artist Statement

I explore the energy, transparency, and movement inherent in liquid. By pouring paint, I am able to harness the energy that intrinsically exists between liquid and gravity, into unexpected shapes that are a constant source of fascination and amusement for me. Working with liquid acrylics, I investigate a variety of consistencies, from watercolor thin, to chunky peanut butter thick. Pouring directly onto polyester film not only frees me from the constraints of traditional canvas or panel, but also allows me the ability to cutout the shapes and collage them into surprising, biomorphic, sporadically absurd and sometimes comical compositions.

The paintings present the formal and the informal with a dichotomy of serious and humorous perspectives. On the one hand, they refer to color field painting with their graphically aggressive, high-contrast swatches of color. However, simultaneously their cut edges, bloopy shapes and drips play to the comic spirit. When the work is attached directly to the wall, it produces an absolutely flat painting that appears to hover, physically confronting the viewer to strike up a conversation. 

Megan Madzoeff 
October 2011




Megan Madzoeff, Drop, 2011, acrylic on polyester film, approx.  27" x 26"

Video walk-thru of exhibition
Opening reception
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