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.

Quartz Inversion

Quartz Inversion captures the work and reflections of over 60 international ceramists—what they were making and thinking—during the global Coronavirus pandemic.
QI Round Two launched in December 2020, as the ‘second wave’ of the Coronavirus was accelerating, with renewed lockdowns in the UK and parts of the US and Europe. Each Round Two artist was nominated by an artist in Round One.

Hyperallergic: Artists Quarantine with their Collections

Above: Enrique Figueredo and Elizabeth McGrady, “Tipping Point” (2020), screenprint and monoprint on Stonehenge pale blue paper, 14 x 11 inches; below: Kristen Morgin, “Bitter Cups” (2015), glazed ceramic, each: 2.5 x 3 inches in diameter

…A recent acquisition that now sits on the mantle behind those cups is a print of George Floyd projected on the Robert E. Lee monument here in Richmond, the former “Heart of the Confederacy.” The print, produced by Enrique Figueredo and Elizabeth McGrady, was a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds benefitting undocumented families impacted by the pandemic; the Minneapolis Sanctuary Hotel; and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute… Full article here.

Exquisite Corpse Fundraiser

Conduit Gallery presents Exquisite Corpse, a collaborative group exhibition fundraiser with an online preview, August 12th, 2020 and a physical exhibition in the gallery available to view in person by appointment August 15th through August 22nd, 2020.

Thirty-three Conduit Gallery artists participated in the drawing game Exquisite Corpse by taking turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. Artists were grouped into three participants per drawing and collaborated to complete one drawing each for a total of 41 artworks that will be exhibited on the gallery website and in the gallery, as well as sold as a fundraiser, with 100 percent of sales divided equally between Dallas based artist support fund, E.A.S.L and the Black Voters Matter Fund.