Meg Lipke

Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to present Appendages and Talismans, a solo show featuring artworks by Meg Lipke

March 16, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday March 16th, 6 - ?pm

In her first solo show with Lane Meyer Projects, New York based artist Meg Lipke presents interactive low relief paintings and works on paper.


In Appendages and Talismans , visitors have the option of fastening small appendage-like sculptures onto the individual works. The viewer is encouraged to interact with the work and become a joint collaborator in deciding the end composition. Due to this interaction, the show will be in constant flux, leaving the exhibition different from when it started.

Lipke’s process starts with painting on cloth on the floor with dyes, beeswax and acrylics. Rather than wrapping the canvas around a traditional rectangular and rigid frame, Lipke chooses to create organic forms that assume their own shape and volume. These forms, Lipke states, “take on a personality or direction” which dictate the choice and application of color. Finding a delicate balance between the abstract and the physical, the surface of the work acts as a skin, which is sewn and stuffed. The treatment of the paint paired with the sewn closures insinuates a wear, tear and scarring while implying a physical history we can relate to.

The works convey a juxtaposition of painting, sculpture and the body - where does one begin and end? The appendages engage the viewer by summoning a desire to touch, while simultaneously evoking a mystical power of a talisman that might make one hesitant to put hand to object.


We ask that you record your interactions with the work via cell phone snapshots tagged on instagram to @meglipke and @lanemeyerprojects



Meg Lipke was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Burlington, Vermont and Cheshire, England. She received her MFA from Cornell University and has taught at The University of Northern Iowa, Cornell University, and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been reviewed in Art in America, the Village Voice, the New York Times and many online publications. She lives and works in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.