Independent NYC

Megan Plunkett

7 – 10 March, 2019

50 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, (USA)


For Independent NY, Plunkett presents an ongoing series of images pulled from Craigslist. Browsing the online listings of items for sale, she began noticing and collecting photos where dogs enter the image frame. Appearing alongside cars, agricultural equipment, marijuana growth lights and free wood cutoffs, they figure as prop, wanderer or nuisance – or seem to simply mind their own business. Their presence is most often accidental. Sometimes, it is not as clear.


In time for her presentation at Independent NY, Emalin has published the artist book Special Friend, focusing on this body of work and featuring essays by Kari Rittenbach and Gabriella Nugent.


Megan Plunkett (b. 1985 in Pasadena, CA, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles. She completed her MFA at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, in 2017. Selected exhibitions include Plus One, with John Miller, Shoot the Lobster (New York, NY, USA. 2018): Me as a dog, Who Hit John Bar (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2018), Caisson, Diver, Charmer, Commercial Street at Jenny’s (Los Angeles, CA, USA. 2018) Live Rust, Not Right, Long As I Can See, Bad Reputation (Los Angeles, CA, USA. 2017): I Bet You Wish You Did And I Know I Do, Emalin (London, UK. 2017), New Human Agenda, And Now, (Dallas, TX, USA. 2017): Tar Pits, Redling Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA, USA. 2017); The Garden of Forking Paths, curated by Adam Marnie at Magenta Plains (New York, NY, USA. 2017).

Megan Plunkett, Independant NY, 2019
Megan Plunkett, Independant NY, 2019
Megan Plunkett, Independant NY, 2019