About the Work
In the glow of a solitary campfire, the essence of introspection and the quest for self is illuminated in Nat Meade's limited hand-finished print edition, "Campside". An intimate series of only 20 prints, each piece is meticulously enhanced with gouache to bring the vibrant campfire flames to life, offering a unique beacon of light within the work. Nat Meade's latest creations are a reverent nod to the archetypal traveler—the seeker of truths and collector of experiences. The work captures a tranquil moment of solace where a lone wanderer rests, the fire's persistent burn a testament to the continuous journey even in stillness. This series is not just an artistic endeavor but a narrative symphony that echoes the restless spirit found in the folklore of the American West and the transformative passage from youth to old age. Meade's figures are a fusion of sage philosophers, rugged outdoorsmen, and youthful romantics traversing through both land and water. Their adventures are framed by the idealism of American Regionalism and the rebellious icons of the 50s and 60s. Yet, there's a subversion of expectations—a questioning of the quests we undertake and the prophets we encounter. The work challenges the viewer to look beyond the romantic veneer of an ultimately fruitless journey and to confront the inaccessibility of the destination. "Campside" stands as a reflective piece, inviting the observer to join in the silent pilgrimage, to find comfort in the flickering light, and perhaps to question what we seek in the flames of our own fires.
Nat Meade is an evocative force in contemporary painting, whose oeuvre delves into the nuanced journey of masculinity and selfhood within the American cultural landscape. With a BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA with distinction from Pratt Institute, Meade weaves his academic rigor into the fabric of his narratives. His works are a contemplation of life's transitions, capturing the passage from youth through adulthood to elder wisdom. Known for his unique blend of narrative and formalism, Meade's solo exhibitions, such as "Hank Stamper's Bones" at Hesse Flatow Gallery and "Nurse Log" at L21 Gallery, showcase his ability to harmonize storytelling with visual impact. His group exhibitions, including "C'AN BOOM" at L21 Gallery and "Come a Little Closer" at DC Moore Gallery, further attest to his collaborative spirit and the resonance of his vision. Meade's residency experiences, from the bucolic Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to the historic James Castle House, have enriched his practice, infusing it with diverse influences and a sense of place. His work is a dialogue between the internal and the external, a reflection on the archetypes that shape us, and the personal lore we create. As a Brooklyn-based painter and educator, Meade's commitment to his craft extends beyond the canvas, fostering a new generation of thinkers and creators. His work is a testament to the enduring search for meaning and the beautiful struggle of the human experience.
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