Through her work, Megan Pahmier attempts to activate the unseen. Engaging with the phenomenology and psychology of space, she creates minimal objects that reveal the instability of human perception. If experience is formed through attention to things, her objects and actions work to animate the material world, drawing viewers into an encounter. Through her practice, Pahmier asks “what is our understanding of connectivity today? And how do objects “speak” in ways images cannot?” She constructs three-dimensional “drawings” that emerge and recede in relation to their environment through the techniques of camouflage, illusion, and manipulations of scale. Occupying a space far beyond their own physicality, her work seeks to address aspects of encounters that are difficult to represent, or capture through language or image: vibrations, forces, energies.
Pahmier’s work has been shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Noyes Museum of Art and School 33 Art Center among others. She has been the recipient of various fellowships at places such as The Vermont Studio Center, Socrates Sculpture Park and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Most recently her work was included in the New York exhibitions Drawing for Sculpture at TSA Gallery and Future Fossils at Dutton Gallery as well as Hand, Finger, Digit at The Old Hairdressers Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland.
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