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October 28, 2010

"Telegraphies" solo exhibition of collage on display at Bry Gallery through Nov. 18

Beginning Oct. 25, Bry Gallery will present "Telegraphies," a solo exhibition of collages by Jennifer Meanley.

Meanley uses vibrant colors and shapes to create an intricate patchwork quilt of mysteriously narrative environments. Her work is said to be "bold, touching, and at times, troubling," in a way that encourages the viewer to question his or her ideas of humanity.

"Her images are a beautifully complex web of foliage, figures and animal forms," said Assistant Bry Gallery Director Dara Engler. "It is about a sense of place, home and time."

Meanley said she is interested in the sense of place, specifically the home, as created during the moment of conflation between these two realities.

She said she intends to create "an active state of tension in which the animate world of the viewer intersects and invests in something otherwise inanimate and still."

Meanley, born in Wolfeboro, N.H., attended Mount Holyoke College, where she received her undergraduate degree in literature in 2001. From 2002 until 2004, she studied painting at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University in 2006.

She lives and works in Greensboro, N.C., where she teaches all levels of painting and drawing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The exhibition will be on display from Oct. 25 – Nov. 18.

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