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Meghan Price: Astronautics – Donald O’Born Family Scholarship
Each year, Open Studio awards three scholarship/fellowship residencies to artists of merit, as chosen through an annual juried selection process.
Meghan Price, recipient of the Donald O’Born Family Scholarship, is an artist and educator born in Montreal, now living in Toronto. She holds a degree in Textile Construction from The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2003) and an MFA from Concordia University (2009). Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, Turkey, Ukraine, Italy, Cuba, Sweden, Argentina and Australia. Price has also received numerous awards and grants.
Meghan Price’s work marries explorations of material and textile construction techniques with the contemplation of less tangible, complex systems. Guided by wonder and improvisation, hers is a process of thinking through making that produces what she regards as poetic diagrams. In many ways textiles operate like scientific tools. As the embodiment of pattern and precision, they are mathematical models. With their capacity to collect, organize and record, they can exist as archives. At the same time, textiles carry the nature of variation and string has a propensity to articulate what is ephemeral and phenomenal. Price’s work uses textile processes and materials to bridge what is rational and imagined, fixed and fluctuating. It extends science into the subconscious in a pursuit to make visible the experience of imminence and multiplicity. The Astronautics series was created in response to diagrams selected from the book Design Data For Aeronautics and Astronautics (ed. Richard B. Morrison, University of Michigan, 1962). The plates were created by looping wire around a constellation of pins placed in points throughout the found diagrams. These plates were then printed onto the found diagrams. A second series of screenprints were made of the patterns produced in the pin-pricking process, closely resembling constellations.