'Deactivated History' by Meghan Bogden Shimek

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The Mill


Deactivated History
Meghan Bogden Shimek
January 6 - February 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-8pm
The Mill SF: 736 Divisadero St.

Four Barrel Coffee and The Mill are pleased to present ‘Deactivated History’ by Meghan Bogden Shimek. Based out of Oakland, California, Meghan Bogden Shimek makes textural woven wall hangings, installations, and sculptures. By referencing movement, healing, distress, and loss, she formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that exists behind the works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective, and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

Meghan’s woven works feature unexpected connections which make it possible to reflect on uncomfortable feelings and self healing. By questioning the concept of movement, she creates work through labor-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual. She explores movement through performance with the fibers, allowing them to fall into an indeterminate pattern that reveals the beauty of vulnerability. She considers movement as a metaphor of continuous loss. Join us on Friday, January 6th from 6-8pm for the opening reception of this exhibition of new work. Drinks will be served and the artist will be in attendance.

The Mill is a cafe and bakery that has been supporting artists with exhibitions since 2013. This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mill is located at 736 Divisadero St., and is open from 7am until 7pm Tuesday through Sunday, and from 7am until 9pm on Monday and Wednesday. Contact [email protected] and visit themillsf.com and fourbarrelcoffee.com.


  1. The Mill 736 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA