Megan Buccere, an artist and teacher who lives in Baton Rouge, La., uses soft pastels and oils to tell stories. Her surreal works move between conveying beauty and the unsettling imagery of figures bound in strings or discombobulated. These narratives aren’t always clear, but seem to convey bouts with identity and dialogues between the mind and reality.
Or as her statement puts it: “Her use of coincidental, accidental, and unexpected connections, such as her use of strings, multiple hands, and all knowing eyes, often leaves viewers orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts.”
Buccere is also the founder of Copycat Violence Art Collective, an international group of artists that number more than 30. The artist and another member of the collective, Brynn Elizabeth, currently have an online duo show titled “Offerings.” The group’s charge is to highlight “fluorescent, elegant, and simultaneously visceral visual artists working together to bring the cutting edge in figurative and narrative artworks in the form of group and supporting independent exhibitions. This collective excels in redefining the exquisite and encouraging the extraordinary.” You can find that group on the web here.