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Rachel Meginnes

Catch Me - Capture

May 31 - July 13, 2019

Rachel Meginnes  Tell Tale, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, machine stitching, image transfer, and acrylic  31 1/4h x 27w in 79.38h x 68.58w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Tell Tale, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, machine stitching, image transfer, and acrylic

31 1/4h x 27w in
79.38h x 68.58w cm

Unique

RM_014

Rachel Meginnes  History Repeating, 2019, mixed media,   Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint  80h x 64w in 203.20h x 162.56w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

History Repeating, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint

80h x 64w in
203.20h x 162.56w cm

Unique

RM_031

Rachel Meginnes  Worden, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint  22 1/2h x 27w in 57.15h x 68.58w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Worden, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint

22 1/2h x 27w in
57.15h x 68.58w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Seed, 2019, Mixed Media, Quilt fragment and hand stitching  11h x 7w in 27.94h x 17.78w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Seed, 2019

Quilt fragment and hand stitching

11h x 7w in
27.94h x 17.78w cm

Unique

RM_017

Rachel Meginnes  Chip, 2019, Mixed media, Deconstructed quilt and acrylic  7 1/2h x 7 1/2w in 19.05h x 19.05w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Chip, 2019

Deconstructed quilt and acrylic

7 1/2h x 7 1/2w in
19.05h x 19.05w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Interstice, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching and acrylic  8h x 7 1/4w in 20.32h x 18.42w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Interstice, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching and acrylic

8h x 7 1/4w in
20.32h x 18.42w cm

Unique

RM_023

Rachel Meginnes  Bit, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt and acrylic  7 1/2h x 7 1/4w in 19.05h x 18.42w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Bit, 2019

Deconstructed quilt and acrylic

7 1/2h x 7 1/4w in
19.05h x 18.42w cm

Unique

RM_021

Rachel Meginnes  Weep, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, gold leaf, acrylic, and spray paint  72h x 75w in 182.88h x 190.50w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Weep, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, gold leaf, acrylic, and spray paint

72h x 75w in
182.88h x 190.50w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Immemory, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, metal leaf, acrylic, and gouache  9 1/2h x 7 1/2w in 24.13h x 19.05w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Immemory, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, metal leaf, acrylic, and gouache

9 1/2h x 7 1/2w in
24.13h x 19.05w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Aftermath, 2019, Mixed Media Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint  24h x 31w in 60.96h x 78.74w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Aftermath, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint

24h x 31w in
60.96h x 78.74w cm

Unique

RM_013

Rachel Meginnes  Bloom, 2019, Mixed Media,  Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint.  78h x 61w in

Rachel Meginnes

Bloom, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint.

78h x 61w in
198.12h x 154.94w cm

Unique

RM_032

Rachel Meginnes  Overlay, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, acrylic and spray paint  9 1/2h x 8w in 24.13h x 20.32w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Overlay, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, acrylic and spray paint

9 1/2h x 8w in
24.13h x 20.32w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Fallback, 2019, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching and acrylic  8 3/4h x 9 1/4w in 22.23h x 23.50w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Fallback, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching and acrylic

8 3/4h x 9 1/4w in
22.23h x 23.50w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Effective Remedy, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint  23 1/2h x 24 1/2w in 59.69h x 62.23w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Effective Remedy, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint

23 1/2h x 24 1/2w in
59.69h x 62.23w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Plain Sight, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint.  54h x 65w in 137.16h x 165.10w cm  Unique  RM_027

Rachel Meginnes

Plain Sight, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint.

54h x 65w in
137.16h x 165.10w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Cache, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic and spray paint  9h x 9 1/2w in 22.86h x 24.13w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Cache, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic and spray paint

9h x 9 1/2w in
22.86h x 24.13w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Ante, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, graphite and acrylic  8 1/2h x 11w in 21.59h x 27.94w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Ante, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, graphite and acrylic

8 1/2h x 11w in
21.59h x 27.94w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Refuge, 2019, mixed media,  Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, and acrylic  83h x 76w in 210.82h x 193.04w cm

Rachel Meginnes

Refuge, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, and acrylic

83h x 76w in
210.82h x 193.04w cm

Unique

RM_030

Rachel Meginnes  Imprint, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt and acrylic  78h x 70w in 198.12h x 177.80w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Imprint, 2019

Deconstructed quilt and acrylic

78h x 70w in
198.12h x 177.80w cm

Unique

RM_028

Rachel Meginnes  Float, 2019, Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint  28h x 60w in 71.12h x 152.40w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Float, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, hand stitching, image transfer, acrylic, and spray paint

28h x 60w in
71.12h x 152.40w cm

Unique

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Rachel Meginnes  Elasticity, 2019,  Mixed Media, Deconstructed quilt, silver, aluminum, acrylic, and spray paint  42h x 31 1/2w in 106.68h x 80.01w cm  Unique

Rachel Meginnes

Elasticity, 2019

Deconstructed quilt, silver, aluminum, acrylic, and spray paint

42h x 31 1/2w in
106.68h x 80.01w cm

Unique

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Installation view (from right: Tell Tale, 2019, History Repeating, 2019, Worden, 2019, Seed, 2019, Chip, 2019, Interstice, 2019, Bit, 2019)

Installation view (from right: Tell Tale, 2019, History Repeating, 2019, Worden, 2019, Seed, 2019, Chip, 2019, Interstice, 2019, Bit, 2019)

Installation View (from right: Weep, 2019, Immemory, 2019 Aftermath, 2019)

Installation View (from right: Weep, 2019, Aftermath, 2019)

Installation view (from right: Aftermath, 2019, Bloom, 2019)

Installation view (from right: Aftermath, 2019, Bloom, 2019)

Installation view (from right: weep, 2019, Immemory, 2019, Aftermath, 2019, Bloom, 2019, Overlay, 2019, Fallback, 2019, Effective Remedy, 2019)

Installation view (from right: weep, 2019, Immemory, 2019, Aftermath, 2019, Bloom, 2019, Overlay, 2019, Fallback, 2019, Effective Remedy, 2019)

Installation view (Cache, 2019, Ante, 2019 Refuge, 2019)

Installation view (Cache, 2019, Ante, 2019 Refuge, 2019)

Press Release

Tracey Morgan Gallery is please to present Rachel Meginnes: Catch Me - Capture, an exhibition of new work centering on themes of loss, love, labor and repair. This is Meginnes’ first exhibition with the gallery.

Trained as a weaver, Meginnes’ mixed media paintings are rooted in the history and structure of textiles. Using discarded vintage quilts, Meginnes deconstructs these once useful objects by cutting into and removing each layer of the quilt. Like a biologist discovering a new species, Meginnes peels back the layers to find original, bright colors hiding in the seams and disintegrating bits of pattern pieces made from repurposed newsprint. After stripping away these details, she is left with a foundational remnants of cotton batting which she transforms into two-dimensional paintings through a process of reconstruction and layering. Using colorful paint and thread she highlights and builds upon original traces of stitching and the evidence of previous makers.

Meginnes’s re-working is apparent in Effective Remedy, 2019. By stitching into holes left after the graphic, top layer is removed, she creates puckers and texture which mimic the unique pattern of the original quilt. In addition, several works such as Aftermath, 2019 and Tell Tale, 2019, include transfers of imagery sourced from her own surroundings onto the net-like structure of found battings and the faded backs of old quilts.

Although no longer working directly at the loom, Meginnes identifies a persistent need to work closely with materials by removing, mending, and adapting each piece by hand. Through this process, she can shift the material’s narrative from one set in the past to one now responding to the present. Meginnes states “By simultaneously paying tribute my source material and displaying my own intuitive impulses, I breathe new life into post-functional heirlooms.

Rachel Meginnes lives and works outside of Penland, NC. She received her BFA from Earlham College and her MFA in Fibers from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a 2018-2019 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship recipient and was a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft from 2012-2015. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the collection of the Art in Embassies in Amman, Jordan; the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; the University of Arkansas, Little Rock; and Fidelity Bank, Raleigh, NC, among others.

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