Megan Greene has long made drawings and collages that are both precise and improvisational. Unique to this show is an astrophysical quality in much of the work, loosely informed by her daughters’ interest in the solar system, if none of the actual science. These smooth, often dense colored pencil drawings form a closed universe of orbs and waves, radiance and refraction. Lines bend and probe, shapes echo and fold. The phenomena Greene depicts in her work are illogical yet convincing, like medieval illustrations of beasts unseen.

 

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Walgin, 2019, colored pencil on paper, 29 1/2 x 23 1/8 inches

 

Pincher Prober, 2019, colored pencil and collage on paper, 31 x 24 1/8 inches

 

Half Down Drain, 2019, colored pencil and ink on paper, 29 1/2 x 23 7/8 inches

 

Eel Soup, 2019, colored pencil on paper, 29 x 22 1/8 inches

 

Still Life of Swamp, 2019, colored pencil and collage on paper, 31 1/8 x 23 7/8 inches

 

Our Heads are Round 2019, colored pencil, collage and ink on paper, 29 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches

 

The Snake Charmer, 2018, colored pencil on paper, 45 x 33 1/2 inches

 

An Ear in a Pond, 2019, colored pencil and collage on paper, 32 1/2 x 24 inches

 

Paper Plane, 2019, colored pencil and collage on paper, 30 x 24 inches