Megan C. Ledbetter Homo Bulla
May 27–Jul 30, 2016
Carson Street Gallery
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Megan Ledbetter’s solo exhibition Homo Bulla is a study of surfaces and life cycles in the American South. The title, which translates to “man is a bubble,” refers to the fragile, beautiful, and temporary nature of human existence.
Megan C. Ledbetter’s photographs are inspired by the deeply symbolic, vanitas still-life paintings of 17th century Europe. These paintings drew their reference from the first chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes, which explores the complex relationship between the body and spirit. Ledbetter lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She earned her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013.