“My images are new worlds, unmoored in space and impossible to narrate.”
For her first solo exhibition at Walker Contemporary, Meg Brown Payson will present a painting installation of visually beautiful abstract paintings that are at once sensual and unnerving in their ability to both draw the viewer in while obscuring one’s ability to make order out of the lines, dots and layers. Payson’s paintings do not provide a visual resting place for the eye or any specific information or visual cues that allow the viewer to make references to the outside or material world. Working with the architecture of a space, Payson creates installations that challenge our acquired knowledge of space, landscape and place.
“I am fascinated by the human need to construct meaningful order in a world filled with too much information. My work focuses attention on embodied perception and on that ordering intelligence which precedes and exceeds the limits of language.”