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Megan Cedro: A Wonderful Tragic Life

Yashar Gallery
276 Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint
July 9 - July 29, 2010
Reception: Friday, July 9, 6 - 9 PM


Yashar Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by Megan Cedro.

Artist Megan Cedro was born in the southern swamplands and began her exploration of drawing during high school in New Jersey. It was at this point in time Megan crafted her signature style that has resonated throughout her entire current collection of work – drawing herself and her friends as “cartoons’ in awkward teenage situations. To this day, the personal grasp for human identity and self-awareness in a constantly changing and amorphous body is the dominant motif in her work. The cartoon-like images are highly expressive, symbolic and often anthropomorphic perceptions of the people around her.

While attending Fort Lauderdale’s Art Institute for Fashion design, Megan’s drawings took on an entirely new dimension – the once out-of-place awkward creatures became mature and beautiful beings – seamless elements of design in human form, entirely unique in their own disproportional beauty. Megan’s paintings of stretched, stringy, and solemn young ladies and prophet-like portraits of men with beards composed of birds remind us of Tim Burton’s early paintings of eccentric characters, mixed with a grace of Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Behind the expressive, large eyes of her characters a Gothic Tale of unspeakable beauty emerges.

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