Megan Senate, “Brain Leak!” for December First Friday

Full Circle Nine Gallery Features Megan Senate, “Brain Leak!” for December First Friday
November 2nd, 2023

Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) will feature Megan Senate in “Brain Leak!” as part of the First Friday art tour at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9), 6-9pm on Friday, December 1st. Admission and parking are free.


Wacky, nostalgic and often answering questions that no reasonable person would ask of a piece of art, the name of the exhibition is literal. For the artist, it is very much a reaction to the bizarre modern world around us, and how our eyes, minds and souls take it all in.


“I get my best ideas wandering around thrift stores, dissociating at Target, and engaging in parasocial relationships with true crime podcasters,” Senate said, adding that they arrived at the name of the show “after much mental strain and self-doubt.”

“Every piece displayed sprung out of the plumbing of my noggin like a sudden leak. Like an actual leak, I had to put all other plans on hold to shove a bucket under the pipe and catch that idea before it got all over the carpet. I patched up the hole with some analogy FlexTape, and that resulting bucket of goop was syphoned directly to my hand, where it ended up painted into some new, bizarre image.”

Not bad for a self-described “self-taught DeviantArt kid of the 2000s,” who creates not out of routine but from a fiery, persistent and untamed drive to do so; “not unlike the magnetic pull that inspires cats to attempt to eat plastic wrap.”


About Megan Senate

Megan Senate is originally from SoCal. Specifically they lived in Ojai, or “that place full of artists and hippies that people from Los Angeles desperately want to ruin.” 


“I grew up with a ghost hunter for a dad and a psychic for a mom, so I was fast-tracked to weirdo from the moment I clawed my way out in that hospital room that one faithful evening in 1990.”


Senate has maintained a staunch sense of self-discipline since the beginning of 2023, drawing at least one picture every day. The artist creates an image based on the dictionary’s online word of the day, tracking it on a calendar page.


Such fervent creativity isn’t new to Senate: “I started making art long before I had a developed frontal lobe. Since I could walk, I had a crayon gripped in my greasy little baby hands, much to the chagrin of my mother and the walls of our rental house.”


About the Full Circle Nine Gallery


The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.

The gallery has regular hours: 6-10pm on Fridays, 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit