Megan Marlatt: Substitutions for a Game Never Played
February 1- March 13, 2013
Megan Marlatt paints mounds of plastic toys, creating artificial landscapes piled high with subtle references to social/ political issues and pop culture. Her skilled, observational still lives are amassed from objects of childhood play, but their material associations evoke narratives and anxieties regarding consumerism, foreign manufacturing, and environmental waste. Technically masterful, Marlatt’s paintings and drawings are both comic and menacing, allowing the viewer to reminiscence lightheartedly about a particular toy or contemplate the magnitude of our immeasurable reliance on plastic.