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Monica Lloyd, Megan Stone, and Kate Garman

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Monica Lloyd, Megan Stone, and Kate Garman

Monica Lloyd:

Lloyd’s work explores larger ideas of pattern, primarily through drawings. Her work is about process, and a journey. Each piece begins with one point, each mark created based on the last; constantly stepping back, observing, and responding. Lloyd’s drawings play with shape, texture, mark making and color to build patterns that subtly, and intricately, interact with one another. The drawings aim to create a quiet space where the viewer can wander and rest.

Megan Stone:

Megan Stone's work explores the relationships between irregular and structural forms found in her surroundings. Through constant play in the studio with a wide range of tools such as scrapers, stencils, and brushes, the marks in each painting have a special role in the image. Every painting is made up of marks that are altered over and over until they convey the qualities of a form that the painting asks for. With the focus of creating something based on process, expressive gestures, the chaos of multiple layers and unexpected surprises are essential as the work transforms by playing with paint. Collaborating with other artists in the studio has been a productive way to engage in new processes and experiment with different materials. Megan is currently living and working in southeast Michigan.

Kate Garman:

Kate Garman's work is seen in two different branches of exploration, one of a studio based practice and one of a curatorial nature. Her studio work examines experimental sculpture pieces as well as drawings and videos that focus on the repetitive nature of the grid structure. The curatorial work largely encompasses the study of patterns and materials. One of her bigger projects has been the curation of a traveling textiles exhibition, Beyond Material. Of the five iterations some locations include, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Sierra Nevada College and Grand Valley State University. Kate is currently working towards her MFA in the Fiber and Material Studies program at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.