Future Gallery Shows
Outside In/Inside Out
April 14-June 9
Meaghan Schwelm is drawn to places and things that play with the notion of being outside or inside. Outside In/Inside Out explores the artist’s personal and evolving relationship with the natural world. Viewers are invited to interact with a felt story about “How Seeds Travel”. Children may also enter an open-frame play-fort built from sustainably-sourced timber, in which they are invited to play, imagine, and create. Schwelm’s drawings and juxtapositions of natural history materials with dollhouses invite visual interaction, as viewers engage in a seek-and-find.
At the heart of the installation are representations of seeds, a metaphor for potential and growth, as well as interdependence. Schwelm incorporates objects from Boston Children’s Museum collections with her own drawings and materials to reference the joy of being outside, even while being inside.
Meaghan Schwelm has exhibited her drawings or sculptures in Boston at spaces including, Aviary Gallery, The Artist’s Foundation, Arnheim Gallery, and the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. Her work has been shown internationally in Cork and Galway, Ireland. Currently she lives in Jamaica Plain, MA and finds endless inspiration on neighborhood walks observing other people’s gardens. In addition to being an artist she is a Children’s Librarian.