Solo Exhibition of Poster Art by Megan Wilson
Solo exhibition of poster art by Megan Wilson: August 19 — November 14, 2002
San Francisco artist Megan Wilson explores the cross-cultural meaning of “home” in her outdoor exhibition of original posters, collectively titled Home and presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission on sidewalk kiosks along Market Street between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, August 19 – November 14, 2002. Each work features a single word or character signifying “home” in one of six languages commonly spoken on Market Street-English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic. In each, the central image is bordered by a floral design reflecting the culture of the featured language. Home is part of an ongoing series of Market Street exhibitions designed to bring work by contemporary local artists into the daily environment of workers, shoppers and pedestrians. Twenty-four posters-four copies each of six designs-will be on view. Information: (415) 252-2559.
Home is an extension of an earlier project by Wilson, who hand-painted 250 wood signs featuring the word in English and distributed them for public display throughout San Francisco.
Recent exhibitions of Megan Wilson’s work have been presented at the Arts Commission Gallery and Southern Exposure Gallery, among other places. She is a founding member and editor of Stretcher.org, an online arts and culture publication. Earlier this summer she and Los Angeles artist Carolyn Castaño went to Tokyo and the Indonesian cities of Denpasar and Yogyakarta, where they created art works with images of birds, flowers and nature in the urban landscapes of the three cities for a project called Random Acts of Beauty.