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Megan Greene (American, born 1976). 135, 2011. Mixed media on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (29.8 x 22.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Charles Clifton Fund, by exchange, 2012 (2012:2.1). © 2011 Megan Greene.

© Megan Greene

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© Megan Greene

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Megan Greene

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Megan Greene

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Megan Greene

American, born 1976

135, 2011

mixed media on paper

sheet: 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (29.84 x 22.22 cm); framed: 14 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (37.31 x 29.21 x 3.81 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, by exchange, 2012

2012:2.1

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Inscriptions

signature, undated / on tag / Megan Greene

Provenance

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago;
February 28, 2012, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Drawings
Collages

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)
Collage (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Megan Greene’s meticulous aesthetic is reminiscent of Victorian botany drawings—an appropriate reference given her strong interest in images of flora and fauna. 135 and 155 hail from a body of work in which Greene recontextualized traditional bird prints by renowned ornithologist and painter John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851). These works merge colored pencil and graphite with collaged materials, including pages recycled from a 1965 edition of Audubon’s The Birds of America. Greene’s intricate hybridizations reconceive the original plates, creating multilayered, intricate images; it is easy to get lost in the details. Organic elements become otherworldly, and playfulness overshadows purpose.

Label from Menagerie: Animals on View, March 11–June 4, 2017

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