Home Body is a long, deep breath. Through images of her home and children, Megan Klco Kellner explores the intimacy of motherhood and the difficulty of finding clarity and stillness in an increasingly overwhelming world. These watercolors, collages, and hand-written poems grab hold of the numinous moments that slip through the fog of daily routine and lift them up into the light. Home Body is both a record of home and a concentrated search for quiet. In this work, Megan invites you to pause and marvel at your life — at its messiness and noise, and at those rare moments that strike, suddenly, with a hammer blow of meaning.
Megan Klco Kellner
Megan Klco Kellner is a Michigan-based painter, poet, and educator. She is a Visiting Professor of Art at Grand Valley State University where she works at cultivating equitable learning environments that grow her students’ creativity. In her own creative work, Megan explores what it means to live consciously through images of her home and family. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally, and her first poetry chapbook won the 2019 Michigan Writers Cooperative press prize. Megan makes paintings that are an expression of both awe and vulnerability. She imagines a world in which we make conscious time for quiet and in which we meet one another’s vulnerability with mutuality and care.