“Intimate Withholding,” a solo exhibition by artist Jennifer Meanley, is set to open next week in the Spiva Gallery at Missouri Southern State University.
The exhibit will open Tuesday, Jan. 19, and continue through Thursday, Feb. 11. Meanley will offer a virtual artist talk at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11, followed by a reception at 7 p.m. in the gallery.
The “unhomely” or the “uncanny” are relevant terms of expression to describe her depiction of the domestic and natural places of her figuration. Meanley’s work seeks to actualize deep-seated phenomenal anxieties of the body and mind, and sustain the tensional nature of observation. Her paintings are largely about the acts of looking, seeing and being seen.
Meanley serves as an associate professor and graduate director at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Since 2007, she has been represented by Les Beaux Artes des Ameriques in Montreal, Canada, and she has had numerous solo, national and international exhibitions. Her work is featured in numerous personal collections and was curated in 2014 as the solo exhibition “Far Away the Meadow” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.”
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Currently, the gallery requires social distancing to be maintained at all times, and face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.