Linn Meyers' (b.1968, Washington D.C.) works are physical manifestations of movement. Through repetitive sequences of dots and lines within close proximity, Meyers' works mimic the movement of time, of nature, and of space.
The basis of any image begins with a single point. A single point lacks meaning, but in relation and by association to another, it becomes a part of a collective—a line. In this way, Meyers’ process is an intuitive one. She constructs her image with a ‘matrix’ that serves as a basis for the structure of her image, which she then fills with corresponding dots and lines. The structure of her works is geometric, but the form of her image occurs organically and intuitively. Certainty exists in structure but uncertainty dwells within its forms.
With every point, with every line she makes, she begins her process all over again. This accumulation of process is what creates the image. This recurrence is what gives dimensionality to her works, which then creates a physicality to a two-dimensional plane. Meyers also constructs site-specific drawings, inducing works that immerse the viewers into her creations. The ephemeral nature of her site-specific drawings emphasizes the fleeting nature of all things, but also emphasizes process—the exploration of her ‘body through space.’
There is a subtly and ephemerality within her works that reveal and reflect the paradox of human existence. As no hands can mimic the perfect line or the perfect circle, the non-linear nature of her works lingers within the imperfections of human existence.
Born in 1968, Meyers earned her BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, NY, and later an MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Meyers has shown her works internationally for more than twenty years, of which solo museum exhibitions include The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA., among others. Her works are included in the public collections of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection Washington, D.C., The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and more.
Meyers currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.