Stephanie Meredith

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Claremont, CA

In my paintings, I embrace fantasies of place and landscape fabricated from my childhood. I start with a photograph, which I then re-photograph to create a blurred and distorted image, like the echo of a memory. During the painting process, I seek (and fail) to solidify my desires and memories connected to the original image’s place and time.

The deliberate and luscious marks are created to seduce the viewer—and myself. But there are also moments of denial, as each landscape’s imagery never fully reveals itself. Rather, the paintings depend on ambiguous forms and abstract gestures to complete themselves to form new, discontinuous narratives.