Megan Plunkett

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Megan Plunkett’s images blend a variety of practical effects and photographic techniques with an eerie view toward common objects: scale is distorted, clarity is confounded, expectations are upended. Plunkett considers photography to be a distinct kind of embodiment, and questions how visual suggestions affect overall perception and physical interaction with images.

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For the 2023 edition of Liste Showtime, Sweetwater presents a series of small photographs by Megan Plunkett featuring Coca-Cola-branded glasses and tin cans. Plunkett’s interest in these bizarre, inanimate objects stems from their familiarity – and the qualities that make them not-quite-just-right.

  • Installation view, "Watch Me Fall", Shivers Only at DOC Paris, 2023
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Megan Plunkett (*1985, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include “Leave It”, Sweetwater, Berlin (2022); “Electric Avenue” at Emalin, London (2021); and “Return to Sender” at F Gallery, Houston (2020). She has also been featured in group exhibitions at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Park View/Paul Soto, Los Angeles; Magenta Plains, New York; Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles; and And Now, Dallas, among others. Plunkett received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, in 2017 and a BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York, i ...