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S: MEGAN HINTON : Middle Site Carver Hill Gallery 2012

FC: MEGAN HINTON | Middle Site

1: MEGAN HINTON: Middle Site 2012 Carver Hill Gallery

2: Cover Image: Hill Flock Oil on Linen 34" x 40"

3: Middle Site This recent body of work depicting scenes around my nautical surroundings - swimmers, wharfs, schools of fish, flocks of birds, and fleets of boats - is an expansion of the style I’ve been working on for many years now. It suggests the importance I place on translating my environment in a lyrical, painterly fashion to reposition how we typically see. This work evidences a dynamic surface due to a variety of paint applications: washes of large brushwork, dripping paint, and thick slabs of pigment. These technical applications also create a play of the non-objective versus the real, surface flatness versus illusionary depth, and local versus non-local color. Overall these painting techniques help maintain an emotional tension while still striving for compositional balance. Stemming from the location between memory and experience, these paintings occupy a chronological and spatial “middle site,” before the emotional nostalgic memory, but after the experience of seeing. In the studio I, too, occupy the middle site between the original location of conceit and the ultimate location of the work hanging on the wall for viewer interaction. I rely on the experience of the scene and a mental backlog of imagery to tap into a more intuitive painting process. While imagery is still detectable, this procedural distancing allows the subjects to be interpreted broadly, beyond their immediate meaning, and opens up the viewer to a series of multiple interpretations. The idea is for the viewer to experience the middle point between reality and abstraction - materially, spatially, and metaphysically. Megan Hinton 2012

4: Regatta I Oil on Canvas 32" x 48"

6: School II Oil on Linen 34" x 40"

7: Diver II Oil on Canvas 28" x 34"

8: Yellow Fleet Oil on Linen 34" x 28"

10: Red Regatta Oil on Canvas 44" x 54"

12: Rope Oil on Linen 18" x 24"

14: Diver Oil on Linen 48" x 36"

16: Basin Oil on Linen 24" x 18"

18: Beach Cove Oil on Linen 32" x 42"

20: Dancers Oil on Canvas 36" x 24"

22: Traps Oil on Panel 9" x 12"

23: Traps II Oil on Linen 16" x 16"

24: School Oil on Linen 24" x 18"

26: Boat Flock Oil on Linen 34" x 28"

28: Flock II Oil on Linen 36" x 48"

30: Vertical Swimmer I & 2 Oil on Linen 34" x 28"

32: Flock Oil on Linen 24" x 18"

34: Pier Oil on Panel 11" x 14"

36: Regatta II Oil on Linen 24" x 18"

38: Swimmer (crawl) Oil on Linen 32" x 48"

40: Pond Flock Oil on Linen 42" x 32"

42: Tidal Oil on Linen 36" x 42"

44: Dune Flock Oil on Panel 12" x 16"

46: Megan Hinton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan, one of America’s oldest Fine Arts programs at a university. She later enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and earned a Masters in Studio Art at New York University.

48: MEGAN HINTON Middle Site, 2012 Images Copyright Megan Hinton 2012 Text Copyright Megan Hinton for Carver Hill Gallery 2012. All rights reserved. Second Edition - six additional images Published by Press (Your Luck). No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from: CARVER HILL GALLERY - Jana Halwick.

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  • Fine Art Oil Paintings by Megan Hinton inspired by the sea.
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