Tag Archives: art installation

Join me in Denver!

Making Reflections: The Photograph as Object


Show and Tell Event

Tuesday Nov. 7<sup class="ordinal">th</sup>, 4:30–7pm

1801 California, Denver, Colorado 80202 

Stop in Any­time!

I’m look­ing for­ward to my “show and tell” of how we made the instal­la­tion Reflec­tions, cur­rent­ly up at 1801 Cal­i­for­nia in down­town Den­ver. Con­tin­ue read­ing »

Megan Lou Gallant transforms Gillis Art Lab

If you are near down­town, KCMO, this Fri­day night, Oct 20, I hope you will join us for Third Fri­day in Colum­bus Park. The evening will be beau­ti­ful, with lots of com­mu­ni­ty and great art!

Suspended Stories | Megan Gallant

Megan Lou Gal­lant turns Gillis Art Lab into an immer­sive curio cab­i­net, trans­form­ing found objects,
redis­cov­ered art­works, and raw mate­ri­als into visu­al poet­ry and momen­tary won­ders.

Friday, Oct 20, 2017, 6pm-9pm


Gillis Art Lab

1029 E 5<sup class="ordinal">th</sup> St, KCMO 64106


As the His­toric Colum­bus Park neigh­bor­hood where we live and have our stu­dio is becom­ing increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar, we have decid­ed to open our fab­u­lous stu­dio space to host guest artists in the new­ly formed Gillis Art Lab. Our vision is for it to be a wel­com­ing and casu­al space for artists to test ideas and to show work out­side of a for­mal gallery set­ting, and to demys­ti­fy the cre­ative process by allow­ing view­ers to see work in progress. It is all a grand adven­ture!

Also open near­by on 3<sup class="ordinal">rd</sup> Fri­day:

Kiosk Gallery
916 E 5<sup class="ordinal">th</sup>

Kiosk Gallery presents “Struc­tur­al Integri­ty” — a solo exhi­bi­tion by Kansas City artist Cyd­ney Ross, fea­tur­ing new ceram­ic sculp­ture works.

Trap Gallery
525 Gillis St

Love Rust: A Cel­e­bra­tion of Oxi­da­tion
13 artists who are devot­ed to rust as medi­um and muse.

Hanging the Laundry

with my beautiful tribe…

Photographer Emily Evans Sloan

Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Emi­ly Evans Sloan

As always my goal is to make my art­work look effort­less. To blend a sim­ple con­cept and mate­ri­als so seam­less­ly as to look like the out­come is inevitable. “Laun­dry Day” was no excep­tion. How­ev­er, you must know that build­ing and erect­ing a huge clothes­line, and hang­ing fab­ric print­ed pho­tographs (in strong winds) in a down­town park was not with­out its chal­lenges. Thank­ful­ly, I have the best tribe of tal­ent­ed, hard work­ing artists that helped me make it hap­pen. I am hum­bled that so many of them took time away from their own art prac­tices to help me real­ize this piece. And a spe­cial shout out to the tal­ent­ed pho­tog­ra­ph­er Emi­ly Evans Sloan for cap­tur­ing the process and my beau­ti­ful peo­ple. (all instal­la­tion pho­tos © Emi­ly Evans Sloan) (all his­toric pho­tos cour­tesy of Mis­souri Val­ley Col­lec­tions, Kansas City Pub­lic Library)

(You can read more about the project “Laun­dry Day” and the his­toric images here.)

I am so, so thankful!

Marco Pascolini overseeing the muscle... Megan Crigger stopped by to get a preview of the imagesMegan Gallant my right hand girl through the whole process sewing finishing touches to the sheets. So lucky to have Megan Gallant, such a talented artist assisting me on this project. Her contribution was invaluable!Kyle and Chris Chapin All hands on deck to install the sheets in the strong winds that day!Chris Chapin keeping us all from blowing away.Marco Pascolini eyeing that still?Christina Robertson - good to have legal counsel present just in case! Jeff Freling playing in the laundry. While Erin McGrane and Christina Robertson try to get it all in place. Megan Gallant and I positioning the images. 25mph winds didn't make our job easy that day. Thankfully Kyle Dahlquist was home from touring just in time to make it all work (and be the presence that always calms my nerves!)How's it going up there Kyle?Chris Chapin installing clothespins.Ahhhh, look what we have done! Here's to my tribe! I couldn't have done it without them!And I have to say, I am proud.