From the beginning of her career, artist Meg Webster has been active in the discourse surrounding land art, a genre developed in the 1960s by artists such as Robert Smithson amidst the recognition of the surging urgency of environmentalist issues. Like her predecessors, Webster engages with the socially constructed paradigm between culture and nature by creating large-scale outdoor and indoor sculptures and installation works made entirely of natural materials, such as sand, dirt, grass, egg yolk, and clay. In the early 2000s her practice shifted its orientation from the natural world to the gallery space, and to art historical investigations of geometrical form; however, in these works the embodied experiences of smell, sound, touch remain a central focus.
Meg Webster’s work has been exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York. Her sculpture and permanent outdoor installations may be found in the collections of the Dallas Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, The Panza Collection and the Rubell Family collection amongst others.
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