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Megan McGinnis and Michael Francis at Mokah Art Gallery

Works on Paper
Mokah Art Gallery
October 28 to November 28, 2009

Works on Paper features recent works by Megan McGinnis and Michael Francis dealing with the struggles of growing up. McGinnis’ work focuses on early childhood, and Francis’ on his friend Evan beginning college. Working from photographs, the images are reworked and manipulated to show the beauty and vulnerability of innocence in transition.

Works on Paper is on view at Mokah Art Gallery through November 28, 2009. The opening reception is Friday, November 6, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m.

About the Artists

Megan McGinnis was born in 1975 in Kincheloe, Michigan. She received her BFA in painting from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and her MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Her work was been exhibited in New York and in many venues throughout the United States and is also featured in many prominent collections. She is currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Francis holds a MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas, and spent a semester in undergrad art at the San Francisco Art Institute. Michael spent his graduate years through last year painting images based on war and destruction. He finished this thread of work with a series of destroyed cities and a book titled Zenith. Michael recently switched to figurative work with unfinished narratives from photographic images taken from family and friends. Michael lives in Dallas with his wife.

About Mokah Art Gallery

Mokah Art Gallery, an extension of Life in Deep Ellum, serves to promote culture and art in Deep Ellum and surrounding communities. At the Cultural Center, Mokah Art Gallery exhibitions feature contemporary art of local artists from the experimental, the emerging, and the established.

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