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First Friday, August 3 // Ways Up the Mountain by Megan Larmie

Friday August 3, 2018 | 6 – 9 pm | Live music at 6:15 and 7:15

The Machine Shop presents Ways Up the Mountain, an exhibition of new work by Megan Larmie and First Friday event featuring live music from Xanthe Alexis.

Megan Larmie concludes three months of dedicated work as The Machine Shop Artist in Residence with Ways Up the Mountain; a one person exhibition of distinct, process driven, works of abstraction. Inspired by the dynamic range of character in nature Larmie focuses on the emotive and distinct relationships of space, texture and color.

“Larmie rapidly applies multiple layers of acrylic and resin across the surface [of her paintings] to create a visual language that accentuates space and chromatic relationships. Capitalizing on color density, hue, opacity and transparency she develops complex and tranquil experiences with a meditative quality.” — B. Heidmous

The Machine Shop partners with the Palmer Land Trust in the presentation of “Ways Up the Mountain”. The nature centric ethos of the exhibition promotes the conservation of natural lands in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. The city wide initiative, “Forever Yours, The Land”™, supports the work of 60+ local artists exhibiting work that questions, enhances and promotes the experience of humans in nature.


Seven years ago while attending The University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History, Megan Larmie developed a new method of painting with then professor John Westmark. Instead of using brushes on canvas, Larmie applies layers of acrylic paint with large palette knives and scrapers in a manner similar to screen printing. Rooted in the traditions of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, and Process Painting, Larmie’s approach to painting is a reaction to time, tool, color, and surface. Each piece has an average of fifty individual layers. Some areas are built up thickly, then sanded. Other sections are almost completely masked with spray paint and iridescent varnish. Within this process of action and reaction, control and release, Larmie creates a visual vocabulary that, to her, feels more authentic than representation or realism.
Larmie has exhibited work in Florida, Colorado, and Washington D.C. She is currently based in Colorado Springs, CO.

The event is finished.


Aug 03 2018


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Machine Shop
4 S Wahsatch Ave
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