Margaret Meehan, a true lynchpin of the North Texas art scene (and Texas, really) left Dallas last summer for Richmond, Virginia, for a teaching post at VCU. But this coming Tuesday, she’ll be back in DFW as the featured speaker at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of its Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture series.
Meehan’s lecture is titled Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, and it will focus on “how her work addresses monstrosity as a kind of otherness that goes beyond dualities and instead exists in shades of gray… an acknowledgement of the monster that lives within us.”
In a recent Q&A with Rebecca Marino in the publication Conflict of Interest, Meehan says: “My interest in horror is in its evolution and how it served as a salve or catalyst for society to deal with the fear of others. I’m not really interested in slasher films. A lot of my focus is on individuals who in the end are human.”
And here’s a link to that recent interview with Meehan in Conflict of Interest.