Friday, May 30, 2008

Evidence of the Disappearance: A Preview

For my lovely blog readers I am thrilled to present...
Evidence of the Disappearance.

I have updated my website with my new work and created two new pod casts about the exhibition on there as well.

I hope those of you in and around Arkansas will plan to attend the opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5-9pm at the Blue Moon Gallery in Hot Springs. I would love to see and meet you there next Friday!

Thank you again for all your encouragement, love, and support. I couldn't do what I do without you all on my team. You lift me up and inspire me on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy my new work!

The press release follows:

Painter, Megan Chapman featured at
Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs Arkansas.

Evidence of the Disappearance an exhibit of abstract, oil and mixed media paintings by Fayetteville artist, Megan Chapman will be featured for two months beginning June 6 – July at the Blue Moon Gallery in Hot Springs Arkansas. The gallery is located at 718 Central Avenue in the downtown Historic Arts District.The opening reception will be held June 6th from 5-9pm, during first Friday gallery walk. The artist will be present. The exhibition includes thirty new paintings never before exhibited.

Chapman's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Remy Fine Art in Ft. Smith, the DDP gallery in Fayetteville, Julie Wait Designs in Rogers, Mullins Library, at the University of Arkansas, and at Gallery Fraga in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Chapman's work was recently on display in the Arkansas World Trade Center in Rogers, Arkansas.

Chapman's mixed media abstracts have been well received, and can been seen in the Fayetteville Shogun Sky bar's permanent collection, as well as other corporate collections. Most recently two of Chapman's paintings were published in Studio Visit, a national juried exhibition in print.

Megan Chapman was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Oregon. Chapman has shown her paintings over the past ten years in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington; her paintings have appeared in various publications, and are in private and corporate collections around the country.

About the concept behind the title and the exhibition, Chapman says...When I paint I listen to music on my headphones, and the music is always a constant source of inspiration and helps me to dive into the work and away from this world; the paintings that result are the only "evidence" of this time spent "away."

My work is always about my love of color, the subtle changes that occur when colors overlap, react, and create something new. I also love textures and how layers of color and texture come together. I have been exploring different motifs that I find natural and comforting. These shapes are repetitive at times, and often peek out from a hidden space in the painting or brazenly take the foreground. These shapes reflect my love of design as well as "mark making" and how I enjoy the imperfect smudge of charcoal or the gritty pencil line as it floats along the painted surface. Intuitively, I bring these elements together to create an otherworldly atmosphere.

Please join us to welcome Megan Chapman at her opening reception of Evidence of the Disappearance June 6, from 5-9 PM at Blue Moon Gallery. The exhibition will continue through July. For further information please call the Blue Moon Gallery at 501.318.2787 or visit the website at


  1. Awesome Megan. My favourites are Threads and the 2 diptychs. Congratulations on an amazing body of work.
    Best of luck with the exhibition.
    :) x

  2. Can't wait to see them all in person!

    Good Luck!

  3. Great work Megan!!

    I wish I could see the show in person. Good luck with the exhibition. Here's to selling all your paintings :)

  4. I just love the presentation! What class.
    Your such a talent.

    That is one fantastic write up! :)

  5. No wonder you are thrilled to present Evidence of the Disappearance, it is an intense, beautiful and stunning body of work it is charged with such a powerful energy, every aspect from painting to title to press release to presentation.

    This exhibition will garner you much praise & establish you as the major player you are.

  6. Thank you Debs, Sandy,Michele,MCDC3s, and Steven(and my other readers and friends)!

    You all have been along for the ride...and I appreciate your enthusiasm and companionship in the process.

    I can't say thank you enough.

  7. Oh my greatest congratulations to you. The slide show is poetry and the works are astounding to me....30 new pieces....sheesh, so much work and expression! Best of luck with it all!

  8. I'm sure I speak on behalf of all your fans, Megan, when I say that we should THANK YOU! You are an ispiration through your work, your work ethic and your tireless creating! We are honoured :)

  9. CONGRATULATIONS. What are the odds that a girl who works at 4PM would be able to slide into the gallery and check it out before her shift? I really want to see it!