Artist Megan Cedro was born in the southern swamplands and began her exploration of drawing during high school in New Jersey. It was at this point in time Megan crafted her signature style that has resonated throughout her entire current collection of work - drawing herself and her friends as "cartoons' in awkward teenage situations. To this day, the personal grasp for human identity and self-awareness in a constantly changing and amorphous body is the dominant motif in her work. The cartoon-like images are highly expressive, symbolic and often anthropomorphic perceptions of the people around her. While attending Fort Lauderdale's Art Institute for Fashion design, Megan's drawings took on an entirely new dimension - the once out-of-place awkward creatures became mature and beautiful beings - seamless elements of design in human form, entirely unique in their own disproportional beauty. Megan's paintings of stretched, stringy, and solemn young ladies and prophet-like portraits of men with beards composed of birds remind us of Tim Burton's early paintings of eccentric characters, mixed with a grace of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Behind the expressive, large eyes of her characters a Gothic Tale of unspeakable beauty emerges. Her mademoiselles and other imaginary friends are on view at Yashar Gallery, July 9th-29th.
A Wonderful Tragic Life - Recent Works by Megan Cedro
Opening Reception: Friday, July 9th, 6-10pm
(With treats from Sixpoint Craft Ales and Mast Brothers Chocolate)
On view: July 9th-29th
View artwork by Megan Cedro: http://www.megancedro.com/