Abbey Meaker is a lens-based artist, writer, and arts organizer. With a background in art history & theory, she is passionate about contemporary art and its ability, as a platform for ideas, to generate meaningful dialogue. As founding director of curatorial initiative Overnight Projects, Abbey works with other creative practitioners to facilitate experiences with socially engaged artwork and events in transitory spaces. Her photography has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally; she is the studio director for the artist Richard Erdman in Williston, Vermont and Carrara, Italy; and is a contributor to the LA-based arts and culture magazine AUTRE.
Using analog materials I make pictures and films that explore uncanny qualities of nature and place, and whether one’s interiority—tinged with the mysterious and mournful experience of time passing, shaped by memory and history— may inform its atmosphere. Does this sensation of place have an aesthetic?
My practice is grounded in the observation and absorption of these elusive qualities, similarly to the ways in which film absorbs and is imprinted by light.
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