Opening Reception: Sunday, July 28, 2-5 pm
*This exhibition is at BICA South
In Maggie Schrecongost’s My Body My Corpse the passive female nude of classical tableau painting is transformed into hyperactive subject, author, and secret agent from a cyber-dimension right next door. Using herself as her primary model, Schrecongost’s work is informed by art history, collage, sci-fi, and feminism, looking simultaneously forward into the future and back into the past, probing the myths and images that haunt our present.
Margaret Schrecongost is an artist born and raised in Buffalo NY. In 2016 she earned a BFA at Alfred University in Drawing/Painting. For her senior show Margaret showcased large scale narrative paintings, a subject matter she continues to investigate in the present day. Since graduation Margaret attended residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, as well as at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris France, and a month at the Herekeke Foundation in New Mexico. Margaret currently lives and works in Buffalo NY.
BICA South is a new apartment gallery located on historic McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo. Part of BICA’s visual arts ecosystem development, it will focus on local artists in intermittent engagements. It is our attempt to encourage more artists and art lovers in Buffalo to create alternative venues to show the work of their friends, peers, and colleagues.