NEW WORK BY MEG FRANSEE + LANCE MARCHEL
Exhibition Dates / August 26th-September 18th, 2016
Opening Reception / August 26th, 5:00-9:00P
New Work by Meg Fransee + Lance Marchel, a joint exhibition bringing together risograph prints by Oakland-based artist Meg Fransee and sculpture by New York City-based artist Lance Marchel. This exhibition will be on view at 807 East Johnson Street from August 27th through September 18th, 2016.
Meg and Lance met in 2008 while studying Art at the University of Wisconsin, and although they now live on opposite coasts, they’ve continued to support and influence each other's respective practices. Lance’s works use resin and found objects to interrogate and reorganize language, symbolism, and spirituality, whereas Meg’s work renders interior spaces with a figurative presence. Together their work examines the relationship between collective narratives, ritual, and popular culture, while also serving as a "meeting point" for their diverged yet mutually informing art practices.
MEG FRANSEE is a Wisconsin native who studied Art and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin before moving to the Bay Area where she earned her MSW from UC Berkley in 2015. She lives and works in Oakland where, in addition to her art practice, she works in mental heath, focusing on legal advocacy and policy for children.
LANCE MARCHEL is a Brooklyn-based artist and a Wisconsin native. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin and went on to earn his MFA from Yale School of Art in 2014.