I am interested in creating forms that are not made by precise measurement. Rather, with an exactness that is formally driven and produced intuitively during the process of making. I gather idiosyncratic observations from my daily habits and studio, where patterns, objects, and hues become internalized forms to manipulate and arrange. My affection towards the action and aesthetic of painting grids, stems from wanting to create disruption in its uniformity. Increasingly, by introducing curvilinear forms as a way to create contrast, this led to a curiosity about how to depict speed, weight, and gravity to abstract forms. Color is then used as material and light, where its physical substance dictates the form it encounters. Ultimately, these works are a reflection of my curiosities in formal experimentation and observations of living in a material landscape.
Meg Hahn currently lives and works in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Maine College of Art with a BFA in painting and a minor in Art History. Meg was a finalist for the Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize (Damariscotta, ME), and has attended the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Hewnoaks Artist Colony (Lovell, ME) , and the Monhegan Artists' Residency (Monhegan Island, ME). Meg is interested in other forms of art practice including curation and writing. She is the gallery manager at Border Patrol (Portland,ME) and works out of the SPACE Studios building.