Megan Conery

Megan Conery is the creative director of Distorted Arts. American-born and bred, she studied Art History at University College Cork and wrote her dissertation on Egon Schiele and the Hypocrisy of Viennese society. The following two years were spent travelling around New Zealand, South East Asia, India and China before returning to her studies to complete a MSc at University of Edinburgh in Modern Art: History, Curating and Criticism. While in Edinburgh she worked at Stills Gallery and wrote her thesis on Neoliberalism and Capitalism: an Exploration through Contemporary Art. Now London-based and working with different galleries dotted around the city she aspires to take Distorted Arts to a larger audience.
A cabinet of curiosities: Rosemarie Trockel's A Cosmos at Serpentine Gallery

Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos at the Serpentine Gallery is filled with scientific illustrations and artefacts selected by Trockel, juxtaposed with her own artwork. Here is a collection of idiosyncratic delights that will excite art lovers and museumgoers alike with its taxonomy of treasures. 

Tuesday 12th February 2013
William S. Burroughs: All out of time and into space at October Gallery

Engaging with violent perversions and shotgun shells, William S. Burrough's paintings vary between nostalgia for America's gun-toting past and floundering attempts at abstraction. It is Burroughs' abstract, anxiety-riddled writing that attracted me to this exhibition, and while these works are quite apart from his texts, they will certainly provoke strong opinions. At the October Gallery.

Wednesday 12th December 2012
A little drizzle or making waves? Tate Modern's A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance Art

A Bigger Splash at Tate Modern explores the relationship between painting and performance art, and puts the process of painting in a new light for viewers. While this exhibition showcases a wide array of painters, there are some noticeable holes in terms of context and content here.

Friday 16th November 2012
Tom Oxley: Face to Face at Londonewcastle Project Space

Tom Oxley's new installation of innovative moving portraiture is a feast for the senses. Face to Face at Londonewcastle project space will thrill art lovers and music lovers alike.

Monday 22nd October 2012
Halfway to Paradise: Harry Hammond at the V&A

Relive the 1950s and 1960s British pop era through the iconic photographs of Harry Hammond at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Monday 15th October 2012
Moniker Art Fair: the urban, experimental alternative to Frieze

Moniker Art Fair bills itself as the alternative fair to Frieze, and provides an approachable and digestible platform for more experimental art and street art. Head to East London's Village Underground for something different from the traditional art fair format.

Saturday 13th October 2012

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