May 7-28, 2016
Plunkett will exhibit paintings and prints from his series RECEPTACLE, which finds beauty in everyday plastic grocery bags. Using these bags on a regular basis, Plunkett became interested in the way they catch, diffuse and bend light. In this series of work, Plunkett renders these bags in dramatic light and shadow reminiscent of Baroque paintings. The artist aims to cast new light on these familiar objects and to trigger reflection on their mass use and wastefulness.
Jeremy Plunkett is a painter and printmaker residing in Glendale WI. He received his MFA in Painting from Ohio University in 2008 and his BFA in Drawing/Printmaking from Bowling Green State University in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include CONTAINER at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and PAUSE at the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA).