Maggie Meiners

Maggie Meiners

Transcendental Meditation is a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation and repetition of a mantra.  Conscious States is a visual representation of my mind as it transcends from a waking state into the 4th level of consciousness-- which is often considered to be a dreamlike state.  During Transcendental Consciousness, the experience of transcending—allows the mind to settle down deep inside. The awareness becomes increasingly quiet—experiencing thought at increasingly subtle levels—until at last the mind transcends thought altogether. It remains wide awake, but undisturbed by even the faintest activity of thought. This is a state of restful alertness, of inner peace—the experience of Transcendental Consciousness.

 

The references to the landscapes and nature within the images represent the physicality of place and refuge while the circles, varying in color and size are representatives of my mind’s flow from one state of consciousness to the next.  Though randomly ordered at the beginning and end, through the middle the circles find their way into design like pattern reflecting the ability meditation has to order one’s mind and thus, create an intense mind body connection. The landscapes images I used were taken in various places that have provided a sense of grounding and the circle images come from another body of work called, Transformations, in which I used in camera manipulation as I photographed trees, leaves, and flowers.

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Maggie Meiners

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021    Revisiting Rockwell  Montclair Art museum   

2020    Revisiting Rockwell  Gallery 210, UMSL St. Louis, MO
           

2019   Revisiting Rockwell American Embassy of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay          2018   Revisiting Rockwell American Embassy of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay  

Revisiting Rockwell McLean Count Art Center, Bloomington, IL

Revisiting Rockwell Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH

2017   Revisiting Rockwell American Embassy of Uruguay, Montevideo Uruguay  

Revisiting Rockwell Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Revisiting Rockwell New England School of Photograph, Boston, MA

Revisiting Rockwell Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Conscious States CB2, Chicago, IL        

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Portrait of America Fabrik Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2018 Alternative Perspectives (with David Burdeny  and Joshua Jensen Nagle Ann Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL 

2018   Invitational Visual Art Exhibition— All Media Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

2018 On Blue (collaboration with F8 Collective) University of Michigan Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI

EXHIBITIONS


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Denim and Blue: Unintended Consequences

Danielle, SF

August- November, 2019

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Residential Installation

Tiburon, California

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Denim and Blue: Unintended Consequences

Danielle SF

Moose Room

August- November, 2019