Magic Object #1, It's High Time for A Peace Sign, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 84" x 41" 213.36 x 104.14 cmMagic Object #3, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 84" x 41" 213.36 x 104.14 cmMagic Object #2, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 84" x 41" 213.36 x 104.14 cmInstallation View, Peggy Phelps Gallery, 2008Installation View, Peggy Phelps Gallery, 2008Installation View, Peggy Phelps Gallery, 2008Painting Mirror #2, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #3, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, antique ribbon, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #3, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, antique ribbon, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #4, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #4, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #5, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cmPainting Mirror #5, 2008; Oil paint on canvas, walnut wood stand; 80" x 41" 203.2 x 104.14 cm

Magic Objects #1-3 & Painting Mirrors #2-5

Magic Objects 1-3 and Painting Mirrors 2-5 are part of an installation titled Megan Lindeman: For US, exhibited at Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, in 2008. The large elliptical paintings are referred to as Magic Objects and the hybrid objects are called Painting Mirrors. The Painting Mirrors function as part paintings part furniture and are based on Shaker design proportions and a belief that the simple and functional object is an embodiment of beauty. This work also implicates the viewer as part of its co-menaing maker; the Painting Mirror swivels 180 degrees and requires the viewer to determine the works orientation.