Magic realism, “the work of painters who, by means of an exact realistic technique, try to make plausible and convincing their improbable, dreamlike or fantastic visions.” –Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
“What is truer than truth? Answer: the story.” –Isabel Allende
From growing up in Montana, I have a deep and abiding appreciation for the western art tradition, which uses details from daily life to tell the story of the commonplace and the people that occupy it. As a contemporary of this culture, my work reflects its influence by employing realism, portraiture and animal life to which I often infuse a sense of the imaginary or surreal. A slight shift of the real toward the unreal turns an otherwise plausible and familiar scene into a vehicle for fantasy, daydream and often memory, all of which act as metaphors for not just what is seen but for how it is experienced. By melding disparate subject matter in unexpected ways, each drawing becomes a vehicle for inquiry, examination and discovery.
Lindsey Meyers Carroll, (b. 1985, Helena, Montana)
Lindsey Meyers Carroll is a contemporary artist working in magic realism through large-scale charcoal drawings. She received her BA in Fine Arts and Spanish Literature from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2008. Exhibitions include the Art Spirit in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Brink Gallery in Missoula, Montana and Turman Larison Contemporary in Helena, Montana. Carroll is a recipient of the Grants to Artist Award from the Myrna Loy Center.
University of Montana, Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, 2008
University of Montana, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Literature, 2008
2017 A Collaboration Between People and Place: Seasons, Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT
2015 Undercover Operators, Brink Gallery, Missoula, MT
2017 Victoria Brace, Lindsey Meyers Carroll, & Cary Weigand, The Art Spirit, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2016 18th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, The Art Spirit, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2016 Last Chance Art Show, Turman Larison Contemporaty, Helena, MT
2016 Autumn in the Gallery, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT
2016 New Works by Eleven Artists, The Art Spirit, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2015 Ornament, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT
2015 This is Helena, Free Ceramics Studio Art Center, Helena, MT
2015 What Works on Paper, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT
2014 This is Helena, Free Ceramics Studio Art Center, Helena, MT
2007 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT
Grants and Awards
2016 Grants to Artist, Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT