Megan Coonelly
Bloomington, Illinois

Megan Coonelly's bright paintings featuring lipsticks and lollipops have a Pop Art style. They draw imagery from fashion magazines and advertisements, appropriating and combining them into new compositions. Although bold and cheerful, the work is also nostalgic and steeped in the artist's own personal memories and desires. To Megan, a designer Louis Vuitton purse is a symbol of hard work and success, a sign that you have "made it." The lipsticks represent femininity and confidence. There is an edgy quality to the work, captured in the quiet and still way Megan paints inanimate objects. The lipsticks almost feel like daggers. Pointed, shiny and stiff, they are composed like toy soldiers all in a row. Perhaps they are a woman’s weapon, and her curse. They serve to empower us with femininity, but create a need and longing for the consumption of goods that have their own obsessive power over us.

Lipstick Lovers (Mint)
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Lipstick Lovers (Peach)
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Lipstick Lovers
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,775


Anemones over Polka Dots
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$1,025

Lickity
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,175

Lickity Split
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,175


Our Lady of Love, Lust, and Louis Vuitton
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$675

Louis Vuitton Pattern (Small)
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Louis Vuitton Pattern (Medium)
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$925


Navy Roses
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$925


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