Conduit Gallery Opening Postponed Due to Weather

Conduit Gallery is pleased to present After Laughter, Margaret Meehan’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. February 27 – April 3, 2021.

Focused on new mixed media ceramic sculptures and collaged drawings, this body of work was created during the global Covid-19 pandemic, the United States’ recent political unrest and the reawakening of the Black Lives Matter movement; born from outcries against anti-black violence and systemic racism.

While these issues are not the dominant subject matter of Meehan’s work, they played an important role in her understanding of why and how to find connection in the face of social and political trauma on both a personal and global scale. After Laughter reflects on a year of isolation, personal loss, and the absurdity of tears that come suddenly from both sadness and joy. It explores themes surrounding mourning, longing, transition and hope with humorous and melancholy imagery.