Meghan Borah

Meghan Borah’s work explores the self, authenticity and performance in paintings that depict female-presenting figures inhabiting dreamlike landscapes filled with horses, flowers and greenery. The artist uses oil paint along with the quick-drying medium of distemper to create surfaces that evoke the faded qualities of worn denim, vintage fabrics and other decorative textiles. Wearing a combination of floral dresses and platform boots, Borah’s expressionless subjects remain aloof—refusing to smile on command, while insisting that their bodies belong to themselves and no one else.