5th Business Projects Gallery in Woodstock, VT, announces it will be showing new work by Boston based artist Meg Alexander. The exhibition, titled Field to Flower, will open with a reception on Friday, October 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The show continues through March 13, 2016. For Field to Flower, Alexander has created two new drawings. Marden Peony After the Rain is an enormous, 8.5’ x 10’ drawing comprising 20 sheets of Nepal paper that Alexander has pasted together into one sheet. A single large, rain saturated peony droops down from the top edge of the piece. Marden Peony Field (2), is relatively tiny, measuring 5” x 7.5”. Both works are India ink and aqua ground on Nepal paper. Alexander’s minimal presentation in the gallery cues the viewer that the shift in scale between the two works is at the core of Field to Flower.

Alexander’s process begins with a personal point of connection--an encounter, a coincidence, an object, an experience. The slow act of drawing is a way to spend extensive time in close observation of a subject, attempting to recreate for the viewer her initial transcendent, almost ecstatic experience or connection.
The process that she employs is time intensive and depends upon a layering up of marks. As a result, time (the passing of time) emerges as an inevitable subject of the work. For her show at 5th Business Projects Gallery she is responding to the unique nature of the space, as well as to the rural setting of Woodstock.

Meg Alexander is a Boston-based artist, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work is in many private collections and has been exhibited at Drive-by Projects (Watertown, MA), Kayafas (Boston), Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston), OH + T Gallery (Boston), Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston), and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

She is the recipient of multiple Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, as well as an Alumni/ae Traveling Scholarship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.