My approach to art-making/research-doing largely draws upon curiosity and improvisation-based-learning. I use repetition as both an observational and rehearsal method to seek out relationships between seemingly disparate things. I am interested in coded messages, the organization of information, concealment, and upending the idea of coherency. I am suspicious of normative sensory-perceptual expectations. I often focus on small details and generally enjoy spending time picking apart and unfolding subtlety. I love printmaking because it is a community minded discipline that builds knowledge, experience, and images through layers, time, and repetition. I love prints because they encourage closeness and embody touch.
Megan Stein is an artist residing in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Quebec. She earned her BFA in 2013 from the University of Alberta, and had the privilege of holding the Printmaking Practicum Position at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from 2016-2017.
Image: Spaces, 2019. Bruised rose petals, variable piles.