“Out of the Shadows” Photography by Meg McGrew

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The gallery is pleased to present new work by photographer, Meg McGrew, in the upcoming exhibit “Out of the Shadows”. From the time Meg McGrew first picked up a camera, she’s always been fascinated by shadows. Yet her show “Out of the Shadows” relates to more than Meg’s lifelong appreciation for them. It also reflects Meg coming through the darker, shadowy world of trauma to the more colorful creative life she has today. After a severe car accident in August 2016, it took Meg a long while to make any kind of artwork again. But one day, sitting in her wheelchair with her camera nearby, Meg picked it up and started to photograph her shadows on the wall across from her. The images in this show started with photos either totally made up of shadows or where a shadow is a primary focus in the piece. Meg then used an online photo editing program to digitally alter them in some way.

Over the years, Meg has expressed herself creatively through photography, pottery, painting and drawing. But taking photos has been the most integral part of her creative life. Catching the play of light on an object or person, combined with a cast shadow, is Meg’s ongoing point of focus. Meg’s intention with her current series of photos is to illustrate how things change in time and in our imaginations, moment to moment.

“Light and dark. Day and night. One complements the other. I now have a deeper appreciation of the way shadows can accentuate the light in the image and in my life.”

This new show will be on view starting January 11, 2024 with an opening reception on Sunday, January 14th, from 2-5pm featuring live music by guitarist, Roger Davis!

Gallery events are always free and open to the public. On view along with our exhibits, Art in Bloom Gallery showcases a plethora of fine art by over 30 local artists. The gallery is open Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm and Sunday 12-6pm and is now located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.

If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open! Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery. Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S. Art in Bloom also offers complementary gift wrapping and gift cards available.

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