The Cameron University Department of Art will present a visual lecture by guest artist Megan Rigoni-McCormic, who will discuss her work and influences, on Thursday, November 14 at 11 a.m. in the CETES Conference Center. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.
Rigoni-McCormic’s work is an investigation into formal beauty and contemporary taste. She attempts to make work that walks the line between various dichotomies, attempting to find the line between opposites. She utilizes materials that are generally reserved for craft and hobby and attempts to subvert that discourse through manipulation, context, and accumulation. Her current work investigates the concept of congratulation and celebration through the construction of award totems for known persons. She and her work were once referred to as "party-time Louis Bourgeois."
Rigoni-McCormic earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois Springfield and earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited at the SooVac Gallery in Minneapolis as well as the Burnett Art Gallery in the Chambers Hotel, among several others. She resides in Springfield, Ill., where she teaches college level art courses and produces her artwork.
November 8, 2013