Adrienne Elyse Meyers was born and raised in Texas and currently lives and works in Chicago. Meyers earned an MFA from the University of Chicago, has worked in media including painting, photography, and poetry. Meyers has exhibited at Belong Gallery (Chicago), Torstraße 111 (Berlin), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), BLUEorange Contemporary (Houston), Alabama Song (Houston), and Mission Hill Gallery (Boston), among others, and has participated in multidisciplinary projects with Harvard Medical School, the Lost Ward Gallery, and the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been presented with a host of new shapes and phrases. PSA signs, hand sanitizer stations, 6ft markers at the checkout line, social distancing—these shapes and phrases are heavy and full. The masked face is a newly common image for many of us, and I’ve watched the sudden rise of its ubiquity from my living room window and on walks to the grocery store. Much of my work addresses repeating images that reappear over and over, lingering and living on in different iterations. In this series, I’ve turned to the masked faces, which have become such images that repeat and become part of an ongoing visual experience.