My art activates the unseen. I think of the objects I make as three-dimensional drawings, which emerge and recede in space through the techniques of camouflage, illusion, and manipulations of scale. Through these object-drawings, I seek to reveal the instability of perception, or how varying modes of attention and awareness shape our mind’s experience of reality. I wonder: How do we attend to or conceive of the spaces we inhabit? and how does that impact our understanding of connectivity today? Within a world of networked technologies, what does it mean to be “touched by”someone or something? Collaborating with various phenomena including gravity, wind and light, I ask: how do objects and experiences “speak” in ways images cannot? I am interested in the psychology of space, the complex network of relationships between objects and their surrounding environment. My work seeks to address aspects of these encounters that are difficult to represent, or capture: vibrations, forces, energies.
Megan Pahmier lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College. Most recently her work has been featured in Formal Complaint at The Knockdown Center, Dust Stutter at Essex Flowers, Drawing for Sculpture at TSA gallery in New York and You Are Here at Peana Projects in Monterrey, Mexico. Pahmier has been awarded national fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Socrates Sculpture Park. Slow Motion at AIR Gallery, a solo exhibiton of Pahmier’s recent work, runs from February 8th through March 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.