Michelle Geoga

Region: MFA Annual

City / State: Chicago, IL

Once you learn how to read, you can’t turn it off. You can’t control ambient reading: street signs, graffiti, posters, advertisements. We live in a world of words. For some, the object environment is like that as well, filled with things one cannot not see: the whorl of a tendril on a rose bush, the wavy edge of a mushroom, the desiccated, dried, question-mark-shaped worm glued to the sidewalk. Those things I cannot not see in the environment, reduced to organic, abstract forms and shapes, inspire my painting and sculpture.