Meagan Boyd aka Yin Shadowz lives and works in Los Angeles. Through her art, she explores the transcendental realm between dreams and waking life in the context of myth and magic. The work often depicts Utopian environments filled with modern day nymphs, spiritual deities, holy beings, and party monsters, relishing the interconnectivity between all animals, humans, and nature. Incorporating an explosive color palate and intricate line-work, her “freakishly folkish” aesthetic fuses nostalgia with an enigmatic urban glow. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Boyd is the art director and co-founder of the Applied Mythology Project, an organization that seeks to understand the relationship between creativity and esoteric practices in modern society.
She is launching her ‘Neon Fauves’ solo exhibitionat LA’s burgeoning Chinatown-based gallery Leiminspace on Saturday, August 12th. Comprised of acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper, the exhibition serves as the latest iteration of the artist’s bold investigations into spirituality, religious symbolism, and the Occult. Boyd’s floating deities, known as “fauves” serve as mystical centerpieces within each work, elegantly draped in flora and fauna against a flat vacuous backdrop. While grounded in present day, she re-imagines our universe as a vivid supernatural playground, seamlessly incorporating primitive art traditions with postmodern sensibilities.
As part of Anna Utopia Giordano’s Pop Bottles, there is a Nintendo Dry Gin. According to DadCamp, “The bottles are clever and, as with all great art, are a brilliant inspiration for discussion on a number of topics: How many brands are my kids exposed to and how young? What kind of food am I feeding my family? How young are my kids experimenting with alcohol?”
The Futuro house become an architectural icon in the world of, um, architecture, with the original prototype of the house designed in 1968 by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. Now, Futuro house has been acquired by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and now is on display for the first time in an exhibit about the “search for the perfect form.” (gessato). Just a little utopia construction.